Carly Pearce on Co-Writing “I Hope You’re Happy Now” With Luke Combs: “I’ll Forever Champion Him”

Carly Pearce on Co-Writing “I Hope You’re Happy Now” With Luke Combs: “I’ll Forever Champion Him”

Carly Pearce’s new duet with Lee Brice, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” is No. 13 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week.

Penned by Carly, Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana, “I Hope You’re Happy Now” is featured on Carly’s self-titled sophomore album, which was released in February.

Carly recently sat down with Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown to talk about co-penning the tune with Luke Combs, just as his own 2016 debut single, “Hurricane,” was beginning to ascend into the stratosphere.

“We’re both ’90s country babies, so it was very fun and very inspiring,” says Carly. “I’d never written with another artist, and it was just like we were on the same wavelength that day. And, it’s so interesting because I had played a show with him right as ‘Hurricane’ was happening, so before he had what he has, I was like, ‘I want to write with you,’ and we kept that day—months later—and it was meant to be. And I’ll forever champion him because he’s just so talented.”

Carly and Lee recently dropped an acoustic version of “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” which you can listen to below.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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