Carly Pearce releases ‘Should’ve Known Better’ Live From Music City

Song is featured on forthcoming live album

Grammy Award-Winning singer-songwriter and reigning ACM Awards Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce has released “Should’ve Known Better (Live From Music City),” the latest preview of her upcoming album 29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City), arriving March 24th on Big Machine Records. The album marks Pearce’s first live album and closes the chapter on her pivotal 29 journey.

Produced by Pearce alongside David Clauss, 29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City) is a live retelling of her critically-acclaimed and commercially-lauded album 29, recorded during an intimate concert event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville and featured appearances from special guests Ashley McBryde, Lee Brice, The Isaacs, Matthew West, and Jenee Fleenor. Previously released tracks from the upcoming album include “What He Didn’t Do (Live From Music City)” and “Never Wanted To Be That Girl (Live From Music City).”

“What He Didn’t Do” is a Gold-certified, Top 10-and-climbing hit that has amassed over 235 million streams to date; while “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” featuring McBryde earned the pair their first Grammy Award, cementing their place in history as the first female pairing to win Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

The release of “Should’ve Known Better (Live From Music City)” follows the news that Pearce will perform at this year’s CMT Music Awards, airing Sunday, April 2nd on CBS and streaming on Paramount+. The 10x CMT Music Awards nominee is up for two awards this year — Female Video of the Year (“What He Didn’t Do”) and CMT Performance of the Year (LeAnn Rimes with Ashley McBryde & Carly Pearce – “One Way Ticket”). Ahead of the show, Pearce will kick off CMT’s all-new series of specials with CMT Defining: Carly Pearce airing March 30th at 10 pm ET/PT where she will give fans a one-of-a-kind look back at her career and the milestones that shaped it.

Pearce is currently on the road as special guest on Blake Shelton’s Back To The Honky Tonk Tour. Next Tuesday, March 21st, Pearce returns to the Opry stage for her 99th appearance and she will perform at the 2023 iHeartCountry Festival on May 13th.

Buddy Iahn
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