When you’re a country artist and trying to find ways to make a song even better, you sometimes have to go to some uncomfortable lengths.
Hell, David Allan Coe used to play his songs on top of a hearse outside the Ryman Auditorium just to get people’s attention, and I’d say that worked out for him pretty well.
However, we’re in the day and age of social media, so “shooting your shot” with your music involves DM’ing big time country artists, producers, songwriters, and more, commenting on their pictures, responding to their tweets, etc…
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but it’s worth a shot.
When Carly finished up her new song “We Don’t Fight Anymore,” co-written alongside Shane McAnally and Pete Good, she wanted another voice on the track.
Chris Stapleton (and let’s be honest, everybody wants Chris on all of their songs… he’s that good).
So Carly hopped on the Instagram and slid into the DMs of Chris Stapleton’s wife, Morgane… and it worked.
Pearce recently made an appearance on SiriusXM’s The Highway, and recalled the time she DM’d Morgane Stapleton, asking if Chris would give it a listen.
“I think the best thing that you can do is go to somebody’s wife. So I DM’d Morgane on Instagram. I said, ‘Hey, I know this is super weird, but I have this song that I really want Chris to hear. Do you mind if I send it?’
And she was like, ‘Girl, call me tomorrow.’ So I call her and she was like, ‘You know, we get asked to do a lot of stuff and we’ll listen, but can we be honest if it’s not the right fit?’ or whatever, right timing.”
As Morgane confirms, Chris gets these kind of requests all the time, so you have to imagine a guy as nice as him hates to tell people “no.”
And yet, it sounds like he does pretty often…
“I was like, ‘Of course, just let him hear it.’ Literally, the night before I won my first Grammy, I got a text from her saying that he would love to do it. And so it was just like the most mind blowing weekend of my life.
He called me and asked me what I wanted him to do on it. And I said, ‘I want you to go do whatever you feel.’ And I think as the song progresses, you’re gonna see why Chris is like, one of the most special vocalists ever because he added such an element to this song and such a perspective that when we were writing it, we didn’t even know it needed. But now, that song could not be without him.”