Carly Pearce Scores Fourth Career #1 Single At Country Radio With “What He Didn’t Do”

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Allister Ann

Another #1 for Carly Pearce.

The Kentucky native just scored her fourth career chart-topping single at country radio with “What He Didn’t Do,” from her phenomenal 2021 29: Written In Stone album.

It’s officially the #1 song on the Mediabase chart this week, which is one of two radio charts labels use to officially track their songs performance (along with the Billboard Country Airplay chart):

Carly previously scored #1’s with her Grammy-winning duet with Ashley McBryde “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” her duet with Lee Brice “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” as well as “Every Little Thing.”

She shared a sweet note on Twitter about how much the accomplishment means to her, saying the hardest season of her life brought her and incredible redemption story that has meant the world to her to share with fans:

“The hardest season of my life brought me the most beautiful redemption story. The most personal song I’ve released to radio is the #1 song in the country.

I’m drinking rose and I’m in my feels and just so grateful for the life you’ve given me 🥹 #whathedidntdo”

Written by Carly, Ashley Gorley and Emily Shackelton, she says in the song that, while we won’t learn all the nitty-gritty details of what exactly happened in her very public divorce from country singer Michael Ray, it all boils down to the fact that, in the end, “it wasn’t what he did, no, it was what he didn’t do.”

I think that about says it all…

It’s a true country song in every sense, with a honest, unique perspective and important message… one that has clearly resonated with women, and men, all over the country.

Congratulations on your fourth #1 hit, Carly. I couldn’t think of anyone who deserves it more:

I love the acoustic version too:

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