For several years now, I have heard about Carly Pearce on the music scene; well before she was signed to Big Machine. I always seemed to just miss her performance.
Finally, at this past year’s CRS (Country Radio Seminar), I got to see her perform live for the first time at the Big Machine luncheon showcase and she did not disappoint.
Pearce is releasing her debut album on Big Machine entitled, ‘Every Little Thing’, on October 13th. It is produced by busbee. Just to sum it up, I think it is aptly named because there really IS something to love about every little thing on this album.
“Every Little Thing” is also the title of the first single off this album. If this beautiful ballad does not hit #1, I’ll be incredibly disappointed. It has all the makings of a great hit and such an emotional song that many can relate to when they lose a loved one.
Carly Pearce’s voice is powerful. She sings with conviction, great control, and emotion that is incredibly moving. I can’t say enough good things about her vocals.
There is something for every country music lover on this album. The songwriting is strong and deep throughout the album. Thankfully, no mention of beer, pick-up trucks or dirt roads. “Honeysuckle” is exuberant and playful midtempo. “Dare Ya”, “Catch Fire”, and “Everybody Gonna Talk” are sassy mid to uptempo tunes. “If My Name Was Whiskey” is poignant and moving ballad. It is probably my very favorite off the album.
Honestly, I can go straight down the tracklisting and tell you something I enjoy about each song. There is no song that I want to skip over and it is on repeat right now. It is such a strong album in whole and I feel would appeal to any country music fan whether you like the contemporary country sound or more traditional roots. Pearce tends to lean a little more traditional very reminiscent of early works by Sara Evans with just the right blend of contemporary to appeal to a broad audience.
In short, I think Carly Pearce has the potential to become one of the great, standout female A-list vocalists that you’ll be hearing about for many years to come in country music along the lines of greats like Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Reba, and Carrie Underwood just to mention a few who have all stood the test of time. She is certainly one to watch and I strongly recommend buying this album when released. It is one of the best I have had the pleasure to listen to this year.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.