Welcome again to Takeover Tuesday, the place every week, Billboard faucets chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very personal playlist unique to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the checklist on no matter topic they select. The solely rule? Make it as inventive and distinctive to them as attainable.
Carly Pearce has an enormous 12 months forward, because the nation singer is placing the ending touches on her sophomore album whereas additionally planning her wedding ceremony to fellow nation star Michael Ray. But first, she and longtime pal Russell Dickerson are hitting the street for his or her co-headlining Way Back Tour.
The 11-date trek will cross by Pearce's residence state of Kentucky, the place she developed her love for nation and bluegrass. "As a baby of the '90s with Kentucky roots, I used to be naturally drawn to storytelling lyrics and wealthy melodies — so Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Reba, Dolly have been my go-tos," Pearce tells Billboard in an e-mail. "Their music influenced me as I started creating my very own sound and moved to Nashville, the place I met Russell, performed songwriters rounds, signed file offers and each began discovering our means within the trade."
The pair's longtime friendship and mutual love of music impressed their tour's identify, and naturally, additionally influenced Pearce's Takeover Tuesday playlist. Along with tracks from Emmylou ("Wayfaring Stranger") and Dolly ("9 to five"), Pearce shouted out Dickerson's singles — together with his first Country Airplay chart-topper "Yours" — in addition to the lead single from her forthcoming album, "Closer To You."
Though all 15 songs match the theme of the Way Back Tour, Pearce needs followers to get somewhat extra out of her playlist and tour than simply nice music. "Hopefully this 'Way Back' playlist can be an inspiration for our followers as they pursue their desires or be a part of us for an evening chasing ours.”
Listen to Pearce's "Way Back" Takeover Tuesday playlist under, and get your tickets for the Way Back Tour here.