Carly Pearce released her self-titled sophomore album on Feb. 14.
The 13-track offering, which was produced by busbee, features a collaboration with husband Michael Ray on “Finish Your Sentences.” Penned by Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley and Jesse Frasure, the new duet was initially sent to Carly by TR and Big Machine Label Group president Scott Borchetta while she and Michael were in the early stages of dating.
“Scott Borchetta and Thomas Rhett actually sent me that song while I was on the road, and Michael and I had just started dating,” says Carly to Nash Country Daily. “And they were like, ‘We want you to sing this with your new boyfriend.’ And I was like, ‘Well, no, because what if we break up?’ But we listened to it, and it was just this really interesting song. I had never heard anybody finish each others’ sentences in a duet and it really did embody that stage of dating and falling in love that was happening during the making of this record. And so when we knew we were going to be together, I was like, ‘You have to be a part of this record in some capacity.’ It was so fun. We put our vocals on it . . . this really did embody what that first stage was for us. We love singing together. So now it will be great to have our own song.”
Listen to “Finish Your Sentences” below.
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