Review: ’29: Written In Stone’ – Carly Pearce

This may well be the best country album released this year! Pearce details the struggles she’s faced in the past couple of years in a wonderful and heartfelt record which truly takes you on a journey through grief and heartbreak to finding yourself again.

She teams up with fellow female trailblazers such as Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Kelsea Ballerini and Patti Loveless to write or record some of these songs along with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne who co-produced the record – two of the genres very best.

“The devil’s in the details, I won’t tell the hell that he put me through/All I know is in the end, it wasn’t what he did, no/It was what he didn’t do.” Pearce sings on the cleverly written ‘What He Didn’t Do’. I’d say it’s a stand-out but there are captivating lyrics and melodies all over the record, ‘Show Me Around’ and ’29’ are tear-jerkers whilst ‘Dear Miss Loretta’ is a beautiful nod to a legend – true country music at it’s finest.

All of these songs are tied together by one of the most powerful female voices in the industry. A must have in every country fans collection.  

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