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Watch Carly Pearce’s Glittering Performance of ‘Diamondback’ on ‘Fallon’

Carly Pearce stopped by The Tonight Show to perform her song “Diamondback” and took the title literally, appearing with a rhinestone-studded dress and microphone. The country singer took the late night show stage alongside her band for a rousing rendition of the tune.

“Diamondback” comes off Pearce’s expanded full-length version of her 2021 EP 29, which arrived in September. The release, dubbed 29: Written in Stone, also includes an ode to Kentucky and country music “Dear Miss Loretta,” featuring Patty Loveless.

29: Written in Stone includes the seven original tracks from 29, which originally dropped last February, including “Next Girl” and “Messy,” along with eight new ones. The project documented a long period of self-reflection and struggle while Pearce was mourning some heavy personal losses.

“Once I started writing, I thought I’d gotten it all out of my system,” Pearce said in a statement. “But the songs just kept on coming, and I realized to truly understand how you come out the other side, not just a quick snapshot, this full project needed to happen. Now people can see how you thrive and shine even in the lowest moments.”

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When the EP first arrived last year, Pearce told IndieLand she wanted her songs to connect to everyone. “I wanted to take you on the journey I went on as I was living these songs and writing them,” Pearce said. “Even though it’s my story, these are everybody’s stories of struggle.”

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