“Dear Miss Loretta” was the first song released after the album was announced, and oh man is it country. It exemplified the change she had made from somewhat of a pop country sound to one of the flag bearers for the rise of real, great country sound making huge gains in the mainstream and popular music channels.
The song is an open letter of sorts to the one and only Loretta, 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 throw in some flavor and 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 that came from it is just so damn good.