Fiddles? Check. Steel? Check. Heartbreak? Check. Paying homage to one of the greats? Check.
“Dear Miss Loretta” is the latest release from Carly Pearce, who’s rise to stardom has been kicked into high gear with the release of her 29 EP and announcement of an extension to that project, a full length record called 29: Written In Stone.
“Dear Miss Loretta” is the first song released since the album announcement, and oh man is it country. In the past, Carly has dabbled a bit in the pop-country realm, but this one really digs into those Kentucky roots and exemplifies the step she’s recently taken into a higher tier of country artist.
The song is an open letter of sorts to the one and only Loretta Lynn, saying something to the extent of “I’ve always sang along and liked your songs, but now I understand the hurt that made you sing them.”
Written by Carly, the great Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, the final verse and chorus sum up the song nicely.
“Dear Miss Loretta We both grew up too fast And I wish you could tell me How you made it last
I ain’t a coal miner’s daughter But I’ve sung it all my life I ain’t been a widow But I’ve been an ex-wife And I hear your truth And I feel your pain Now I know why you sang that way Yeah, I know why you sang that way.”
And oh yeah, she got Patty Loveless, an underrated star from the ’90s, to sing with her. You know, just to kick it up a notch.
Carly Pearce is well on her way to superstardom, and I am HERE for it. A divorce is brutal experience for anybody, especially someone in the public eye, I have to selfishly admit, the music coming from it is just so damn good.