Just three months ago, Carly Pearce’s lifetime dream had really come true – she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry after performing at its legendary stage for more than 85 times since her debut in 2015. And one of the songs she performed in that very special moment was her just-released single, “Dear Miss Loretta.”
Pearce shines a light on her wide vocal range and bluegrass twang in the sterling ode to country legend Loretta Lynn – which was her way of sending a message to her own musical hero, letting her know how her songs influenced her.
It Captured The Attention Of Another Country Icon
The impressive performance did not only earn Carly Pearce a standing ovation from the Opry crowd but little did she know that country icon Patty Loveless was tuning in at home via the Opry Live Stream.
After that unforgettable night, Pearce invited the “I Try to Think About Elvis” songstress to join her on her 29: Written In Stone record. However, Loveless denied the younger singer’s kind request, as she felt that the song Pearce pitched to her didn’t feel right.
But remember when they said everything happens for a reason? Well, it really is! The famed country star sparked the idea to collaborate with Pearce on her “Dear Miss Loretta” track, as the singer’s remarkable performance at Opry moved her.
Loveless then recorded her part with her husband in Georgia. And when Pearce got it back, she got the surprise of her life to listen to Loveless’ voice singing an entire verse of her song. “She had sung way more than I ever thought in a million years she would,” Pearce said. “And it was the greatest thing I have ever heard in my life.”
Meanwhile, “Miss Loretta” herself – whom Pearce hadn’t met yet – sent her a voicemail, praising the song and asking Pearce to come and visit her.
Make sure to listen to “Dear Miss Loretta” by Carly Pearce featuring Patty Loveless in the video below. The single is just one of the eight stunning Carly Pearce songs in her latest EP that continue to demonstrate her elegance and power.
Carly Pearce, Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless