Carly Pearce Celebrates Second Album Release, Fondly Remembers Producer Busbee

February 14, 2020

Carly Pearce sat down with New York's Country 94.7's Katie Neal to celebrate the release of her new, self-titled sophomore album -- diving deep into several songs, the loss of Carly's producer and career champion Busbee, and more.

Carly's riding high off an incredible past few years -- her wedding to Michael Ray, a number one song, and both an ACM and CMA nomination -- now she's ready to jump into the new decade with her second full-length album. 

Her debut album, 2017's Every Little Thing was released back in 2017 when Carly admits she had no idea what she was doing in the music industry. This time around, however, she feels fully in control.

"'Every Little Thing' happened and I was still mourning the fact that nobody would give me a shot in Nashville," Carly tells Katie. "And literally within two months I had a record deal, I was given a team, was making a record, and was out the door on a radio tour. So that record, not to say that I'm not proud of it -- but for this one, I was able to gain all of my confidence back. Until 'Every Little Thing' went number one I really didn't believe that was happening to me and was just dealing with the pains of people telling me no for so long."

"I still battle it sometimes, not feeling 'good enough'. But with this record I knew what fans wanted from me, I knew that I had validation as far as who I was in the format... and I felt like in the ways I overcame so many things within myself in the industry I overcame things in my personal life and dealt with a lot of things that ultimately, I feet like now that I'm about to turn 30 are just like, 'clean slate, new year, new decade'... this album just shows that I'm comfortable in who I am."

Feeling the love radiating from Carly, (plus, it's Valentine's Day!) Katie decided to pry some details about two of her stand-out tracks, "It Won't Always Be Like This", and the track Carly wrote with late-producer Busbee, "Call Me." Carly fondly remembers how Busbee signed her in 2015, became a close member of her family and completed this album with Carly as his final full body of work before passing.

"I'm so grateful that I got the last record that he ever made. It feels right because of who he was to me and what I feel like I was to him. I get to take his legacy and keep it going through the music and through songs. I have this whole new body of work that he did with me."

It's Valentine's Day, so we HAD to get Carly to make some Valentine's for the Troops!

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Be sure to listen to the full interview with Carly below and pick up her new album TODAY!