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Pearce releases sophomore effort

Friday, February 14, 2020 – Carly Pearce released her sophomore album, a self-titled affair. Pearce is out with the single "I Hope You're Happy Now" with Lee Brice. Pearce wrote the song with Luke Combs, Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton. She also recorded "Finish Your Sentences" with husband Michael Ray. Pearce had a hit with the title track of her debut album, "Every Little Thing.

Newcomer Niko Moon released "Good Time," a five-song EP on RCA Nashville. Moon co-produced the project with Joshua Murty and co-wrote every song. A native Texan, Moon relocated to Douglasville, Ga. at age 10. His sound is a mix of hooky melodies and electronic beats. He has penned five number one hits for Zac Brown Band: "Loving You Easy," "Homegrown," "Beautiful Drug," "Keep Me In Mind" and "Heavy Is The Head.

Veteran bluegrass musician Junior Sisk drops "Load the Wagons" today on Mountain Fever Records. "Lily Dale" was the first single from the release. Sisk has won a number of IBMA awards including 2012 Album of the Year for "Heart of a Song."

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Carly Pearce's self-titled sophomore album was fittingly released on Valentine's Day. Love is in the air throughout the 13-track collection. She opens with the breezy "Closer To You" and "Call Me. The album is chock full of notable co-write credits. On the latter, Little Big Town's Jim Westbrook and Phil Sweet have a hand. It feels like a love letter to fellow country singer and husband Michael Ray. Later on, she ratchets up the pop factor on a throwaway duet »»»