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Carly Pearce, `Written in Stone (Live From Music City)` album cover courtesy of Big Machine Records
Carly Pearce, "Written in Stone (Live From Music City)" album cover courtesy of Big Machine Records

Carly Pearce releases new track, 'Should've Known Better (Live From Music City)'


Fri, Mar 17th 2023 03:50 pm

Featured on forthcoming ‘29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City)’ album, arriving March 24
√ Pearce announced as performer at 2023 CMT Music Awards & iHeartCountry Festival
√ Brand-new special ‘CMT Defining: Carly Pearce’ debuts March 30 on CMT

Grammy Award-Winning singer/songwriter and reigning ACM Awards Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce has released “Should’ve Known Better (Live From Music City)” (listen here), the latest preview of her upcoming album “29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City),” arriving March 24 on Big Machine Records (preorder here). The album marks Pearce’s first live album, and closes the chapter on her pivotal “29” journey.

Produced by Pearce alongside David Clauss, “29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City)” is a live retelling of her critically acclaimed and commercially lauded album “29,” recorded during an intimate concert event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. It featured appearances from special guests Ashley McBryde (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”), Lee Brice (“I Hope You’re Happy Now”), The Isaacs (“Easy Going”), Matthew West (“Truth Be Told”) and Jenee Fleenor (“29”). Previously released tracks from the upcoming album include “What He Didn’t Do (Live From Music City)” and “Never Wanted To Be That Girl (Live From Music City).”

“What He Didn’t Do” is a Gold-certified, Top 10-and-climbing hit that has amassed over 235 million streams to date; while “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” earned Pearce her first Grammy Award.

Today’s release of “Should’ve Known Better (Live From Music City)” follows the news that Pearce will perform at this year’s CMT Music Awards, airing Sunday, April 2, on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ at 8 p.m. The 10-times CMT Music Awards nominee is up for two awards this year: Female Video of the Year (“What He Didn’t Do”) and CMT Performance of the Year (LeAnn Rimes with Ashley McBryde & Carly Pearce – “One Way Ticket”). Ahead of the show, Pearce will kick off CMT’s all-new series of specials with “CMT Defining: Carly Pearce” airing March 30 (10 p.m.), where she will give fans a one-of-a-kind look back at her career and the milestones that shaped it.

Pearce is currently on the road as direct support on Blake Shelton’s “Back To The Honky Tonk Tour.” Next Tuesday, Pearce returns to the Opry stage for her 99th appearance. She is slated to perform at the 2023 iHeartCountry Festival on May 13. Tickets and details for all dates are available at CarlyPearce.com.

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