Carly Pearce, Lee Brice release ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’

Single is second offering from Pearce’s upcoming sophomore record

CMA Awards New Artist of the Year nominee Carly Pearce and GRAMMY Awards Song of the Year nominee Lee Brice have released their new single “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” Their honey-soaked, whiskey-drenched pairing is available now on Big Machine Records and Curb Records. Pearce co-penned “I Hope You’re Happy Now” alongside Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana before recording with frequent collaborator and esteemed producer Busbee.

“I often gravitate towards the beauty and the break in country music, probably why it’s always been my dream to experience the realness of life so openly,” Pearce shares of the new single. “Writing ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ with Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana brought up sadness from the past but I truly hope there is happiness now. Thank you, Lee, for lending your unsurpassable voice to perfectly tell my story.”

“Carly has such emotion in her voice, especially on a song like this, that’s really powerful,” Brice says. “I’m honored she asked me to record this duet.”

The bold offering follows “Closer To You” and showcases another sound from Pearce’s anticipated sophomore album, slated for 2020. Lighting a fire with her debut album Every Little Thing, the No. 1 gold-certified title track designated Pearce as the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015, joining an elite group of only three women to accomplish this feat the last decade. Her blockbuster ballad steered a chart-topping trifecta on SiriusXM’s The Highway that also includes “If My Name Was Whiskey” and “Hide The Wine.”

Pearce is currently on the road with Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour, which wraps this weekend with shows in Chicago and Detroit.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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