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NYCS First Impression: Carly Pearce’s Self Titled Album

Carly Pearce

Carly Pearce is giving her fans a special gift this Valentine’s Day with the release of her self-titled sophomore album. The thirteen song collection shows Pearce expanding her sound, showing off a variety of sides, including flirty, empowering, and more.

For Pearce, this album is a personal one, as it was produced by late songwriter/producer, Busbee, and marks his final full work. Pearce revealed to PopCulture.com about Busbee’s contributions to her career. “I feel like we both felt like this album would be the one that really put my flag in the ground, and hopefully took me to the next level. And we had so much fun making this one. I would just tell him, in the last two records, and since the beginning of Every Little Thing, he helped me find my voice. He helped me find my artistry. He helped me get my dream and I’m just forever grateful to that and really, really proud of what we did.”

The album opens with a pair of fun up-tempo tracks, drawing listeners in immediately with the catchy one-two punch of “Closer to You” and “Call Me.” However, it’s tracks four and five that show Pearce at her best. On the twangy “Dashboard Jesus,” written by Victoria Banks, Sara Haze, and Emily Shackelton, Pearce is a girl who leaves home in search of something bigger. “As long as she’s going somewhere/ It doesn’t matter to her anyway/ Everybody says she’s dreamin’/ Call her crazy for believin’/ Sometimes all you really need is/ Fifty dollars and a dashboard Jesus.”

Track five is the emotive “Halfway Home,” written by Pearce, Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz. “You can try to tell a heart/ To feel somethin’ that it don’t,” She sings, her voice practically breaking. “But halfway to heaven isn’t heaven/ And halfway home just ain’t home.”

“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Pearce’s chart-climbing duet with Lee Brice, is another of the album’s highlights, putting an optimistic spin on a broken relationship. “I hope you find what you were looking for/ I hope your heart ain’t hurting anymore/ And you get moving on, all figured out/ And you don’t hate me somehow/ ‘Cause I hope you’re happy now.”

While Pearce’s duet with Brice is bittersweet, her collaboration with husband, Michael Ray, is 100% saccharine. On the R&B tinged mid-tempo, co-written by Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley, and Jesse Frasure, they sing of knowing each other so well that they know what the other’s thinking.

Pearce shines on empowering songs, as evidenced by “It Won’t Always Be Like This,” which she co-wrote with Sam Ellis and Natalie Hemby. Another of the album’s highlights is the ode to women and their strength, titled “Woman Down.” Here she sings, “She can make a mountain move/ And do it in her high heeled shoes/ If she ain’t back up yet, just stick around/ You can’t keep a woman down.”

For Pearce, this album is the perfect follow up to 2017’s Every Little Thing. With the variety of songs and stories here, she continues to prove that she’s one of country music’s most exciting new female voices.

CARLY PEARCE TRACKLIST:
1. “Closer To You” | Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Troy Verges
2. “Call Me” | busbee, Emily Shackelton, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook
3. “I Hope You’re Happy Now (Carly Pearce and Lee Brice)” | Carly Pearce, Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton
4. “Dashboard Jesus” | Victoria Banks, Sara Haze, Emily Shackelton
5. “Halfway Home” | Carly Pearce, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
6. “Heart’s Going Out Of Its Mind” | Carly Pearce, Joe Ginsberg, Laura Veltz
7. “Finish Your Sentences (Carly Pearce and Michael Ray)” | Kelsea Ballerini, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Thomas Rhett
8. “It Won’t Always Be Like This” | Carly Pearce, Sam Ellis, Natalie Hemby
9. “Lightning In A Bottle” | Hannah Ellis, Anna Vaus
10. “Love Has No Heart” | Sara Haze, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
11. “Woman Down” | Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
12. “You Kissed Me First” | Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson
13. “Greener Grass” | Hillary Lindsey, Jonny Price, Ben West

To keep up with Carly Pearce follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook. Pearce will play at Joe’s Pub in NYC on March 10 as part of the Songs for a Cause concert along with Michael Ray, Ryan Griffin, and Luke Laird. For more tour dates and tickets, visit her official website.

NYCountry Swag Picks:
1. Woman Down
2. Halfway Home
3. Dashboard Jesus
4. I Hope You’re Happy Now

Carly Pearce is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

 

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Carly Pearce is Smitten In Her New Single, “You Kissed Me First”

Carly Pearce

Leading up to the release of her self-titled second album on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, Pearce continues with the theme of love with the release of her new single, “You Kissed Me First”. The singer-songwriter wed the love of her life and fellow country star, Michael Ray, last October, and her happiness shines through in her new music!

“You Kissed Me First” gives fans an inside look into the very beginning of their relationship. After all, Pearce has shared with us on social media, it’s exciting to hear more personal bits and pieces of how the relationship began and just today shared that hit songwriter Hillary Lindsey shared the tune with her, saying she wrote it with her in mind. “I’ll never forget sitting on my bus one night and getting a text that HILLARY LINDSEY had sent this song for me to hear because she wrote it with me in mind— the minute I heard it, I knew she had yet again written a moment in my story. I still say @michaelraymusic kissed me first, but I guess only the wine will ever REALLY know 😉💋 “You Kissed Me First” out NOW!”

 

Pearce stays loyal to her fresh, flirty, and authentically country sound that fans love, with a combination of warm yet sassy guitar riffs featured throughout the verses. The country star recalls the beginnings of her relationship in a clever way, describing a cute and flirty blame game between the two.

I know I put on that dress / and painted my lips red / I know I walked in this bar / With a couple of my friends… I know that I smiled back / when you smiled at me

She admits that she may have had something to do with catching Ray’s eye, but ultimately puts all the blame on him for making the move. The instrumentals build in the chorus, leading to the playful punch line:

Then you leaned in / so it ain’t my fault / if I wake up in your t-shirt / just remember you kissed me first

Along with the song’s release, Pearce engaged her fanbase via Twitter, writing “I say @Michaelraymusic kissed me first, but only the wine will ever know.” This quote perfectly sums up the two country singers’ relationship – romance and wine!

Pearce previously released “Heart’s Going Out Of Its Mind”, another track about the singer’s new husband. We’re enjoying her fun-loving sound while singing about how smitten she is and cannot wait to hear the rest of the album!

To keep up with Carly Pearce, you can follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

“You Kissed Me First” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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NY’s Country 94.7 Event with Carly Pearce, Michael Ray & Jake Owen

This past Friday night, New York’s Country 94.7 celebrated their first Up Close & Country of the decade with a special Radio.com event at Chelsea Music Hall. Winning your way in was the only way to catch this special performance from superstars Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, and Jake Owen.

Carly Pearce

Pearce is gearing up to release her sophomore, self-titled album next month but took the time to perform some fan favorites from her debut album, including “Doin It Right”, and “Every Little Thing”. She also performed two previously released songs including “Heart’s Going Out Of Its Mind” and her current single, a duet with Lee Brice, “Hope Your Happy Now”. The former, Pearce explained that she wrote just a few days after her first date with Michael Ray and she told her cowriters that she was “totally going to marry him”.  The latter is currently climbing up the country radio charts and fans were singing along with the songstress.

Michael Ray

It was such a treat for fans to get to see the newlyweds on the same bill. Michael Ray took the stage next, so grateful for the chance to perform during this special night thanks to the radio station and thanked each member of their team. Ray who has a ton of hits in his career so far sang “Kiss You In The Morning”, and his number one song, “One That Got Away”. He also welcomed his beautiful wife back to the stage for a stirring duet of Alison Krauss’ “When You Say Nothing At All”. Watching their chemistry on stage was spectacular. His current single, “Her World Or Mine” had the audience singing along as he emoted true heartbreak.

Michael Ray Carly Pearce

Finally, Jake Owen took the stage to perform some of his biggest songs, including the past decade’s most-played country song “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”.  Owen took time out during his set to talk to the small group of fans, ask them what they wanted to hear and even sang “Happy Birthday” to one lucky audience member. He threw it back to one of his earlier albums with “Alone With You”, and “The One That Got Away”. He also performed a few songs from his most recent album, “Down To The Honky Tonk”, “Drink All Day”, and his current single “Home Made” which he explained was written about his grandparents who are 97 and 95 years old and have been married for 72 years.

Owen even performed the impromptu song he wrote after watching The Bachelor “Alabama Hannah” which went viral on social media after he posted it. His energy, honesty when explaining each song and his banter with the audience made for a great night and the perfect way to kick off the radio station’s events for 2020.

Jake Owen

To keep up with all of the cool things New York’s Country 94.7 has going on be sure to tune in and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Carly Pearce Releases Uptempo “Heart’s Going Out of Its Mind”

Carly Pearce

In continued anticipation of the February 14th release of her self-titled sophomore album, Carly Pearce has released the new track, “Heart’s Going Out of Its Mind.” Written by Pearce, Joe Ginsberg, and Laura Veltz, the song is all about those special kinds of flutters that come with a new love.

The song starts with a twangy banjo, before segueing into a full-out pop-country banger that is sure to be a highlight of the album. On the catchy up-tempo, Pearce puts a fun spin on those feelings that come at the start of a new relationship. While she knows its uncharacteristic of herself, she loves the fact that her heart is going a bit crazy.

“You make my heart go thump, thump, thump/ Like nothing else / Who am I? / What the hell?/ I don’t recognize myself,” She sings. “Boy, whatever you’re selling/ I’m buying it/ I’m losing it a little but I’m liking it/ There’s something in the air tonight/ My heart’s going out of its mind/ Boy whatever you’re doing, keep doing it/ My lipstick baby you can ruin it/ If I look a little crazy, that’s fine/ My heart’s going out of its mind.”

“Heart’s Going Out of Its Mind” is one of many releases from Pearce’s forthcoming album, which also includes “Closer To You,” “Call Me,” “It Won’t Always Be Like This,” and her duet with Lee Brice, “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” The album will also feature a collaboration with her husband, Michael Ray, that was co-written by Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett, along with Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley,

To keep up with Carly Pearce follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.
“Heart’s Going Out of Its Mind” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Carly Pearce Releases Flirty Track, “Call Me”

Carly Pearce Call Me

In preparation for the Valentine’s Day release of her self-titled sophomore album, Carly Pearce has dropped a new song today (1/3), entitled “Call Me.”

Written by the late busbee, Emily Shackleton, and Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, the track is a fun up-tempo, sure to provide the perfect soundtrack to any girl’s night out. “For a good time/ Call me,” Pearce flirts through the lyrics. “Baby, you won’t be sorry/ Lay your hands and your kisses on me/ And I’ll make it all alright.”

“‘Call Me’ has the same sass and swagger that ‘Hide the Wine’ had,” Pearce revealed to Taste of Country. “From the moment I heard it, I knew I wanted to cut it. As a woman, I love songs that speak to our confidence!”

You can pre-order Carly Pearce’s self-titled new album here: https://carlypearce.lnk.to/CP2. When you pre-order the album, you’ll receive the previously released tracks “Closer to You,” “It Won’t Always Be Like This,” and Pearce’s stunning duet with Lee Brice, “I Hope You’re Happy Now.”

Due out February 14, the album will encompass Pearce’s life over the last few years. “So much has happened to me in the last few years. My fans have changed my life and given my music a home in this world. I grew up, let go of things that needed to go, fell in love, fell on my face, went through some hell and found ‘Carly’ fully for the first time EVER. I’m so excited to announce my sophomore, self-titled album will be released on VALENTINE’S DAY!!!” Pearce shared in a press release regarding her forthcoming album. ”This record is dedicated to my late producer busbee. It’s the last full record he made and one that I am so very proud of – Thank you for bringing these songs to life. I can’t wait to honor you and hear/see how people connect to what we created.”

Carly Pearce Track List:

  1. “Closer To You” — Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Troy Verges
  2. “Call Me” — busbee, Emily Shackelton, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook
  3. “I Hope You’re Happy Now (Carly Pearce and Lee Brice)” — Carly Pearce, Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton
  4. “Dashboard Jesus” — Victoria Banks, Sara Haze, Emily Shackelton
  5. “Halfway Home” — Carly Pearce, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
  6. “Heart’s Going Out Of Its Mind” — Carly Pearce, Joe Ginsberg, Laura Veltz
  7. “Finish Your Sentences (Carly Pearce and Michael Ray)” — Kelsea Ballerini, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Thomas Rhett
  8. “It Won’t Always Be Like This” — Carly Pearce, Sam Ellis, Natalie Hemby
  9. “Lightning In A Bottle” — Hannah Ellis, Anna Vaus
  10. “Love Has No Heart” — Sara Haze, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
  11. “Woman Down” — Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
  12. “You Kissed Me First” — Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson
  13. “Greener Grass” — Hillary Lindsey, Jonny Price, Ben Wes
To keep up with Carly Pearce follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.
“Call Me” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Carly Pearce Announces Self-Titled Album Due Out Valentine’s Day

Carly Pearce Album

For newlywed Carly Pearce, her first Valentine’s Day as a married gal is going to be extra sweet, she announced this morning that on February 14th, 2020 her new album will be released.

“So much has happened to me in the last few years. My fans have changed my life and given my music a home in this world. I grew up, let go of things that needed to go, fell in love, fell on my face, went through some hell and found ‘Carly’ fully for the first time EVER. I’m so excited to announce my sophomore, self-titled album will be released on VALENTINE’S DAY!!!” Pearce shares in a press release” This record is dedicated to my late producer busbee. It’s the last full record he made and one that I am so very proud of – Thank you for bringing these songs to life. I can’t wait to honor you and hear/see how people connect to what we created.” Hit producer and songwriter busbee lost his battle with Glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, back in September.

In her latest interview with Build Series for Yahoo, Pearce shares that there will be a song on the new record with her husband, fellow country singer Michael Ray and the story behind writing her current single, which features Lee Brice, “I Hope Your Happy Now”. 

To pre-save Carly Pearce click here.

To keep up with Carly Pearce follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

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Carly Pearce and Michael Ray’s Intimate ‘Whimsical’ Wedding

 

Congratulations are in order! The newest country music couple have officially tied the knot and People.com is sharing the first photo of the beautiful couple.  The rising country stars said their vows at a Nashville-area farm in front of their closest friends and family on Sunday (October 6th). Keeping the celebration in the country music family, their wedding was officiated by none other than Bill Cody, radio DJ and the announcer for the Grand Ole Opry and Jake Owen sang their first dance, “Made For You”.

NYCountry Swag caught up with the “Her World Or Mine” singer earlier this summer at Taste of Country Music Festival where he dished about the upcoming wedding and told us about the moment he heard “Made For You” and decided that Jake Owen just had to sing at their wedding. Check out the full interview below.

As Pearce gears up to release her sophomore record, she teased the new music with a duet featuring Lee Brice, “I Hope Your Happy Now” which she says is all about the relationship that broke her heart, before meeting her now husband, Michael. We look forward to hearing new music from Pearce and hearing even more details about their incredible day.

Congratulations to Michael & Carly!

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Carly Pearce and Lee Brice Duet on “I Hope You’re Happy Now”

Carly Pearce Lee Brice

Carly Pearce, who was nominated for CMA Awards New Artist of the Year after such a successful year with singles “Every Little Thing” and newest release “Closer To You.” As she is putting the final touches on her sophomore album, Pearce released a sneak peek of her new song, “I Hope You’re Happy Now” which features country superstar, Lee Brice, earlier this week.

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” is a honey-soaked, whiskey-drenched track which makes for such a painfully truthful, raw, and real song. Written by Pearce herself alongside Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton, and Randy Montana, the team wrote a song everyone can relate to.

The newest CMA nominee shared in a press release, “I am so excited to share such a personal part of my story with one of the best male vocalists in our format. Lee has the kind of gruff yet vulnerable quality to his sound that I envisioned for this duet and am grateful he agreed to join me.”

The song starts out with a classic country sound as Pearce and Brice’s vocals quickly fill the airwaves. With the opening lyrics stating, “I said I don’t love you a little too late / But I guess there ain’t ever a right time,” this song is intriguing off the bat. Moving into the chorus, “Well I guess you found what you were looking for / I guess my heart ain’t worth it anymore // I’m a wreck, I’m a mess / And I ain’t got nothing left / So I hope you’re happy now,” it speaks to a situation we have either been in personally or seen someone we know go through.

The two shared a short video on their Instagrams earlier this week for fans to listen to and reading the comments, we can tell people were very excited about this duet. Hearing both great sets of vocals, this song will be one that hits you hard. “It was an absolute pleasure working with Carly on this track,” said Lee. “She has such a beautiful and powerful voice and definitely has a huge career ahead of her.” Take a look at the lyric video below!

Pearce is currently on the road with Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour while Brice is headlining shows across the country up until the Christmas season.

To keep up with Carly Pearce follow along at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
To keep up with Lee Brice follow along at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” is available everywhere you buy or stream music this Friday. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Jason Aldean, Kane Brown & Carly Pearce Impress Fans at Jones Beach

Country music fans piled into Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on a cold, windy night to catch Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour on Friday featuring special guests, Kane Brown and Carly Pearce.  Carly Pearce opened her set with “Careless” and “Catch Fire”, songs from her debut album Every Little Thing. She then switched gears and covered Garth Brooks’ “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)”. Pearce released her most recent single, “Closer to You” over ten months ago, which she included in her set, but not before performing an unreleased song titled “Heart Going Out of Style”. We can expect the CMA New Artist of the Year nominee to release the track sometime in the upcoming weeks. “Thanks to the fans and country radio, you guys changed my life with this next song,” Pearce praised before singing her number one hit, “Every Little Thing”. Pearce closed her set with her other smash hit, “Hide the Wine”.

 

Kane Brown was next up, opening with the first track on his newest album Experiment, “Baby Come Back to Me”. Brown mentioned that the wind was knocking off his hat and blowing him all over stage but that wasn’t going to stop him and his band from putting on “a hell of a show”. The cheers grew louder when the crowd heard the opening guitar riff to Brown’s first number one song, “What Ifs”.

After “Weekend”, Brown went back to another number one in “Good As You”. He noticed the crowd was really into it so he held the mic out and let the fans sing the second to last chorus. Just like he did at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Brown performed “Short Skirt Weather” karaoke-style, as the words were displayed on the side screens.

Brown substituted two new songs to the setlist from the PNC show, “Rodeo”, which was added to Experiment on July 12th and his collaboration track with EDM artist Marshmello, “One Thing Right”. Brown joked that most of the crowd probably never heard of Marshmello, being that this was a country crowd. In between those songs was his current single, “Homesick”, a song in which he dedicated to the military. “The first verse I wanted to dedicate to the military…Thank y’all for everything you do; I know y’all get homesick more than anybody.”

Brown closed his set with back to back number one songs in “Heaven” and “Lose It”. Lars Thorson displayed his skills on fiddle with an immaculate solo in between songs. Pearce, Brown and their bands provided enough energy to prepare the audience for the party Jason Aldean was about to bring.

Jason Aldean Jones Beach

Aldean came out to “Take A Little Ride”, fitting for the Ride All Night Tour, followed by “Tattoos on This Town”, “Fly Over States” and “A Little More Summertime”. Aldean took a break from the music to give the crowd a rundown of how the night was going to go: “So tonight we’re going to play you some songs from the Rearview album, we’re going to go all the way back to 2005 and play some songs off the very first album. There were about six albums in between and we’re going to play you guys some songs from all those albums tonight so it’s going to be a lot of fun, we’re going to be here for a while. We might have a new album coming out and we might play you some songs off of that tonight.”

Aldean kept the good time going with songs such as “Crazy Town”, “Amarillo Sky”, “Burning It Down”, “Big Green Tractor” and more before giving the fans what they were anxiously waiting for: the new Jason Aldean song. “Over the last album or two we put out a lot of slower songs…which is cool; I love those songs but I also love a little bit of rock n’ roll, you know what I’m saying?” Aldean then performed “We Back” for the rowdy Jones Beach crowd.

The next section of songs included number one hits such as “Night Train”, “When She Says Baby”, “Drowns the Whiskey”, “Lights Come On” and more. Aldean stopped again to tell the crowd his opinion on encores at concerts: “I for one, think it’s a complete waste of time and complete bull****. Here’s the way I like to do things and let me know if you guys are cool with it. I say we just play everything we got and when the show’s over, it’s just over. How does that sound?” The audience seemed to be okay with it as they cheered Aldean on as the three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year took a shot of tequila and continued his set. He continued that set with “My Kinda Party”, “Hicktown”, “Dirt Road Anthem” and “She’s Country”.

Aldean slowed it down one last time to perform “You Make It Easy” before going right back to a party song in “The Only Way I Know”. Aldean was on stage for an hour and a half, performing a total of 23 songs.

You can catch Aldean and company at various US cities up until October 11th, where he will play the final country show at Globe Life Park in Arlington before the baseball stadium shuts down permanently and the Texas Rangers get a new ballpark.  For the remaining tour dates head to https://www.jasonaldean.com/

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Jason Aldean Brings The Ride All Night Tour to PNC

Jason Aldean brought the party and his Ride All Night Tour to Holmdel, New Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center on Saturday night. With him were special guests Kane Brown and Carly Pearce.

Carly Pearce Jason Aldean

Pearce opened up the show, energizing the crowd with hits such as “Catch Fire”, “Every Little Thing” and her newest single “Closer To You”. She ended her twenty minute set with her hit song “Hide The Wine”. Before the song, Pearce shouted out “Do I have any wine drinkers in New Jersey?!” which caused an uproar of the fans.

Kane Brown was next, opening his set with the first track on his newest album Experiment, “Baby Come Back To Me” and his first number one song “What Ifs”.  After performing “Weekend”, Brown asked the audience “Who out there loves their mama?” which generated a lot of feedback. He explained his next song, “Good As You”, was written in dedication to his mother and grandmother. If you are familiar with the singer-songwriter and his story, you know how important these women are to him.  Brown performed “Short Skirt Weather” karaoke style as the words were displayed on the big screen. He then covered Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” and Sean Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls”.

Kane Brown Jason Aldean

After his covers, the stage went dark and various military veterans were displayed on the screen. Brown explained how his next song, “Homesick” was dedicated to the US military. He performed a slowed down version and revealed it will be his next single to country radio.  The stage went dark again and old videos of Brown singing on Facebook and YouTube appeared on screen. “This is a little embarrassing to show but this is how I got my start in country music. It was you guys who made my dreams possible. Here’s my first radio single ‘Used To Love You Sober’”.

Brown ended his set with his two most recent number one songs in “Heaven” and “Lose It”. He brought his dance moves out for “Lose It” as the country star showed off his moonwalking skills to give the fans one last thing to cheer about before Jason Aldean took the stage.

Groundbreaking DJ/remixer/producer/radio host Dee Jay Silver was keeping the fans entertained in between sets. Silver recently released a single with country duo Waterloo Revival called “Getaway Driver” which he played for us after Pearce’s set. Silver is set to release his first full-length album titled Corners this summer. The album plans to blend music from all different genres. “The reason for naming the record ‘Corners’ is because this album literally takes you into all corners of my mind,” Silver explains in a recent press release.

Jason Aldean

The headliner for the night, Jason Aldean opened his set with “Take a Little Ride”, “Tattoos On This Town” and “Fly Over States”. Aldean then took a few minutes to chat with the crowd.  “I’m not one of those guys up here that does a lot of singing and dancing; that ain’t really my thing. So if that’s what you came to see, you’re at the wrong show. Our show’s a little bit more rock and roll if you guys are into that.”

He explained to the fans that he will be playing songs from his most recent album Rearview Town, songs from his first album and ones from the middle six. “So what I’m basically saying, we’re going to be here for a while tonight so you guys settle in.”

Unlike Brown, Aldean is not much of a talker; he wants to fit as many songs in his set as possible. Aldean performed 24 songs for the New Jersey crowd, taking very few breaks in between. His next set of songs highlighted his earlier music, including “Big Green Tractor”, “Crazy Town” and “Amarillo Sky”. He then jumped all the way to his most recent single “Rearview Town”.

Aldean then rolled off seven more hits from a variety of albums, barely stopping to take a breath. “Burning It Down”, “Any Ol’ Barstool”, “Getting Warmed Up”, “Johnny Cash” and “Night Train” were among those songs.

Jason Aldean PNC

Before performing “Drowns The Whiskey”, Aldean praised Miranda Lambert who is featured on the track and described how important she was to making this song go number one. “Unfortunately, Miranda isn’t with us tonight so I’m going to need y’all help with this one”, he encouraged. Aldean has a ton of party anthems, which he played for the fans on Saturday night. “Lights Come On”, “Girl Like You”, “They Don’t Know” and “My Kinda Party” were next in the set.

He got the crowd was roaring before “My Kinda Party” by taking a shot of tequila on stage. “I feel like at every party there’s that one thing that happens that takes it from like a really good party to a really kick-ass party….and even though I think this party’s pretty good right now, I’m about to drink this shot of tequila and I think it’s time we kick this bitch into overdrive.”

“Hicktown” and “Dirt Road Anthem” followed. Aldean then expressed his opinion on encores at concerts, calling them bull**** and how they just waste time.  “We’re going to give you guys everything we got and when the show’s over it’s just over. How does that sound?”

He closed the show with “She’s Country”, “You Make It Easy” and “The Only Way I Know”. Aldean chugged a beer and then walked off the stage in style, putting an end to the fun, exciting and boisterous night at the PNC Bank Arts Center. 

The Ride All Night Tour will return to the Metropolitan Area September 6th at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island.

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