Every Little Thing, The Song
American country singer Carly Pearce released “Every Little Thing” as her debut single in the last quarter of 2017. According to interview reports, Pearce didn’t have a plan to make the track her lead single for his debut album. However, when the song received a favorable response from the listeners after its airing on Sirus XM’s The Highway, her production team decided to use the song as the album’s title track. Not surprisingly, the single received a Gold certification from RIAA on November 14, 2017.
In addition to its success, it landed at number 5 on the U.S. Hot Country Songs, and number 1 on Billboard Canada Country and U.S. Country Airplay. Pearce wrote the song with Emily Shackelton and Michael James Ryan Busbee.
The poignant lyrics detail the narrator’s vivid memory of the pain she’s been through in her past relationship. The song also offers a rich musical composition, featuring piano, bass, cello, dobro, and minor percussion. Taste of Country stated that the song highlighted Pearce’s vulnerability as an artist.
Every Little Thing, The Album
Released on October 13, 2017, Carly Pearce’s debut studio album Every Little Thing received a favorable feedback from critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic commended the songs in the album, noting their “appealing” effect with “feel fresh” melodies and content. Also, the music critic stated that Pearce has established her own identity as a singer. Her “showbiz and country roots are inextricably entangled,” producing an excellent combination of classic and modern musical style.
Moreover, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock particularly appreciated the depth in the lyrics and production of every song from the album. Pearce’s powerful vocal effectively delivered every emotion conveyed by each track.
Every Little Thing landed at number 4 on the Top Country Albums chart and number 32 on the Billboard 200. While the album was hot on the market, Pearce was ranked number 1 on the Emerging Artists Chart.