LAWD have mercy…
Carly Pearce absolutely nailed this.
Over five years ago, she did an acoustic cover of Deana Carter’s 90’s classic “Strawberry Wine,” and it’s easily one of the best I’ve ever heard.
Written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison, “Strawberry Wine” was Deana’s debut single, and included on her debut studio album Did I Shave My Legs for This?
The song eventually became her first hit song, as well, after it peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs that same year. Of course, it’s become her signature tune and a country classic over the years, too.
It’s pretty much my favorite 90’s country song ever, and I think it resonates with so many people still to this day because of the universal sentiments of growing up and the pain that comes along with that.
And this particular video actually comes from a radio in 2017, when Carly was still pretty much unknown outside of Nashville.
Flash forward to today, and she’s a Grammy, ACM and CMA Award-winning artist, who released a critically-acclaimed, phenomenal breakout record in 29: Written In Stone a couple years ago.
Carly is also gearing up to release her first live album, 29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City), which was recorded during an intimate concert event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, Tennessee.
And while, a lot has certainly changed in her life, and she probably sells a lot more records and tickets these days, she’s always had a helluva a voice and some very strong vocals that show off her Kentucky twang and make any song sound award-worthy.
I need a studio cover of this one on the next record, please, Carly…