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Carly Pearce's Live Version Of "What He Didn't Do" Proves That Meaningful Stories Are What Fans Want

February 3rd 2023

Today, CMA winner Carly Pearce gave fans what they wanted, a promise of a live version of her smash hit album 29 is happening! 29: WRITTEN IN STONE (LIVE FROM MUSIC CITY) will be out March 24th. Plus, fans got a sneak peak of two of the hits off the upcoming live album, Ashley McBryde (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”) and fan favorite "What He Didn't Do"


Run don't walk to listen to the live version of "What He Didn't Do". Honestly, it's chilling. I have never had a song send chills up my spine from the very first note. The song, that has had fans screaming it at the top of their lungs at live shows hits different when once again fans passionately sing along with Carly in Nashville. There are moments in the track that you can't even hear Carly.

But this isn't new news. Since its release, fans have connected to this song. I mean watch this!

This new album will be a testament to the connection Carly has with her fans and it is what makes Carly so great! Carly takes care of her fans while also healing herself, and it is so clear in this track. I'm not sure if Carly is aware that the song is an anthem for girls everywhere!

Produced by Pearce alongside David Clauss, the album was recorded during an intimate concert event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, featuring special guests Lee Brice (“I Hope You’re Happy Now”), The Isaacs (“Easy Going”), Matthew West (“Truth Be Told”), Jenee Fleenor (“29”) and Ashley McBryde (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”).

Pearce continues to resonate with her honest lyrics and timeless musicality while closing her 29 story with current GOLD-certified Top-10-and-soaring hit “What He Didn’t Do,” which has amassed over 200 million streams to date. Fiercely rooted in the classics, the girl who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood is now a GRAMMY® Awards-nominated artist. She will vie for Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”) this weekend in Los Angeles at the 65th Annual GRAMMY® Awards airing Sunday (2/5) on CBS.

Following the Grand Ole Opry and Kentucky Music Hall of Fame member’s sold-out THE 29 TOUR and spending last summer touring with Kenny Chesney, Pearce joins Blake Shelton’s BACK TO THE HONKY TONK TOUR kicking off February 16 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Honored as one of CMT’s 2022 Artists of The Year, Pearce is currently writing and recording new material as she prepares for her next musical chapter. For tour dates and more, visit

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