Pearce gets personal on "29," Wilson debuts
Friday, February 19, 2021
– Carly Pearce had a short-lived marriage to fellow singer Michael Ray, and Pearce utilizes that for her EP, "29." "Next Girl" was the first single from the seven-song set. The project, digital download, was co-produced by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Jimmy Robbins.
"Sayin' What I'm Thinkin'" (Broken Bow) is the debut album from Louisiana native Lainey Wilson. Producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Miranda Lambert) was at the helm of the disc combining country with a funky, modern approach. Wilson had a hand in writing all 12 songs. The release also includes "Things A Man Oughta Know."
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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 ...