Carly Pearce Warns Against Smooth-Talking Guys in New Banjo-Filled Single, “Next Girl” [Listen]

Carly Pearce Warns Against Smooth-Talking Guys in New Banjo-Filled Single, “Next Girl” [Listen]

Carly Pearce is following up her 2020 No. 1 single, “I Hope Your Happy Now,” with the release of “Next Girl.”

Penned by Carly, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Next Girl” will impact country radio on Sept. 28. The single represent Carly’s first new music without producer busbee—who passed away in September 2019—by her side. It also represents Carly’s first new music since her divorce from Michael Ray after less than a year of marriage.

“Country music always had these straight-talking women, who were so strong and so sassy,” says Carly. “They were flirty, funny, feisty—and they weren’t afraid of banjos, fiddles, mandolins, steel guitar. Put all those things together, and it’s everything that pulled me to country music as a little girl.”

The new banjo-filled tune serves as a word to the wise regarding smooth-talking guys, as Carly sings: “I bet you probably met him at a bar, let him walk you to your car / I bet he said he never falls this hard, yeah, I remember that part / He knows how to say all the right things, knows how to get you out of that dress / Knows how to make you think you’re the best thing / But I know what happens, next . . . girl.”

“We live in a world where there are so many smooth-talking guys who’re so quick to sweep you off your feet—and they always have a story about the girl before,” says Carly. “So when we were asking ourselves, ‘What would Patty Loveless do?’ we figured not only would she warn the girl, she’d turn over all the cards: how he works, how he talks about the old girlfriend, what he’ll do once he’s got her . . . Josh and Shane know how guys like that work, so we had so much fun carving this song out. Then when it came time to get in the studio for my first real music on my own without busbee, I was a little nervous, but it was also so exciting because as the tracks started going down, I realized: This is who I am at my core. This is the music that flows through my blood, that comes out of my pores. It’s everything I love and loved all in one song, and when it’s rushing by, it just feels good.”

Listen to “Next Girl” below.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington