Seven Underrated Carly Pearce Songs

Following the release of her third studio album, 29: Written In Stone, Carly Pearce has (re)defined herself as undeniably country. Her best songs tell stories that are unique to her but also relatable for listeners. Here are her seven best album cuts:

1. “If My Name Was Whiskey” – Written by Pearce, Shane McAnally, and busbee

“Oh, maybe if I was a jukebox needle dropping on a drinking song, you’d want one more / If my name was Whiskey / Maybe right now you’d miss me.”

2. “29” – Written by Pearce, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne

“But for me, twenty-nine is the year that I got married and divorced / Held on for dear life but I still fell off the horse.”

3. “Show Me Around” – Written by Pearce, Ben West, and Emily Shackelton

“I heard you got a brand new place / Feels like at least a million miles away / I hope I get to meet you there someday / And we’ll pick back up like no time passed / Yeah, I pray it happens like that.”

4. “What He Didn’t Do” – Written by Pearce, Ashley Gorley, and Emily Shackelton

“The devil’s in the details, I won’t tell the hell that he put me through / All I know is in the end, it wasn’t what he did, no / It was what he didn’t do.”

5. “I Need A Ride Home” – Written by Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, and Matt Jenkins

“But I need a ride home / To that little town where I’ll always be sixteen years old / I need a two-lane, can’t pass, foot on the gas, go real slow / A little magic, little static on the radio / Mom and Daddy sitting on the front porch waving hello.”

6. “Love Has No Heart” – Written by Shane McAnally, Sara Haze, and Trevor Rosen

“It starts with glitter, the shine of the shimmer / The flash of the picture, then after that / The fade of the glimmer, the drop of the hammer / The pieces that shatter, the aftermath.”

7. “It Won’t Always Be Like This” – Written by Pearce, Natalie Hemby, and Sam Ellis

“I had big wings but didn’t have a sky / Just a front-row view of everybody flying high / Waiting for my time, wish I could’ve told myself back then / It won’t always be like this / It won’t always be like this.”

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