Carly Pearce has poured her life lessons and truth into the seven songs that make up 29, but the Kentucky-born songstress has revealed an exciting announcement that proves the story simply isn’t over yet.
Pearce has announced 29: Written in Stone, an extension of 29 with eight additional heartfelt tracks, will debut Sept. 17.
The critically-acclaimed 29 was born out of raw emotion and growth. After Pearce lived and learned through a divorce and the loss of her producer and longtime friend Busbee to cancer, what was left was a chance to take such hardships and leave a legacy in incredible music. Honing in on the strength of songs and the power of healing through music, she did just that.
According to a press release, Pearce shared that while many truths were encapsulated in 29, there was so much more to be told.
“So much has happened to me in the last year,” said Pearce. “The more my life unraveled, the more the songs lifted me up. As the smoke cleared, and some unbelievable things started happening, I was writing even more truth and getting lifted up even higher – and I realized, as much as 29 captured a moment, I wasn’t done with the story.”
The extended version stands as a pillar of hope and motivation for those going through difficult times. As Pearce further explains in the release, 29: Written in Stone brought her on a journey of fully coming out on the other side.
“Once I started writing, I thought I’d gotten it all out of my system,” confesses Carly. “But the songs just kept on coming, and I realized to truly understand how you come out the other side, not just a quick snapshot, this full project needed to happen. Now people can see how you thrive and shine even in the lowest moments.”
Giving fans a taste of the rest of the story that is yet to come, Pearce has released “Dear Miss Loretta.” The refreshingly transparent track serves as a letter of admiration and understanding to country music icon Loretta Lynn. Upping the bar that much more, Pearce is joined by Patty Loveless on the song makes for a full circle moment on Pearce’s accord.
“To hear Patty Loveless sing your words, there’s no way to describe that sensation, “marvels Pearce . “Her voice is Appalachia, those mountains and hollers are country music. To think, a year ago, I was asking myself, ‘What would Patty Loveless do?’ thinking about all her songs, how smart and sassy she always was… and now she’s on one of mine.”
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