Carly Pearce Kicks off ‘Female Fridays’ on The Bobby Bones Show with ‘9 to 5′ Cover
Last month, Bobby Bones proposed ‘Download a Female Friday’ to stand in support of female artists and bring attention to their lack of presence on country radio. To carry on his message, the radio host proposed that Fridays be #FemaleFridays. To kick off the new tradition, Carly Pearce stopped by The Bobby Bones Show to perform one of the most iconic female country anthems of all time: “9 to 5.”
Pearce proved that girls can do what they want by performing her own rendition of the Dolly Parton classic. Accompanied by just a guitar and dobro, Pearce sang a crooning, stripped down version complimented by her Kentucky twang.
The song choice was not only fitting because of #FemaleFridays, but because Pearce got her start singing at Dollywood when she was just 16 years old. On-air, she shared the story of how she convinced her parents to homeschool her so she could move to Tennessee to work for one of her biggest inspirations.
The iHeartRadio “On the Verge” artist, who was the first Nashville-based artist to sign a publishing deal with producer busbee, is working with the producer on her debut album on Big Machine Records. Her debut single, “Every Little Thing,” is currently in the Top 20 at country radio.
Carly Pearce just hit the road with Bobby Bones for the second leg of his Funny & Alone Stand Up Comedy Tour. For tour dates, check out her website.