Carly Pearce Loses a Wedding Ring and Picks Up a Classic Country Sensibility in ‘29: Written in Stone’: Album Review

The divorce rate appears to be going up in Nashville, and although we don’t wish that life disruption on anybody, it sure is turning out to be good for country music. This month alone has brought two superior concept albums about unions being torn personally and legally asunder — first, “Star-Crossed” by Kacey Musgraves, who used the occasion to move just a little further away from traditional country music, and now “29: Written in Stone” from Carly Pearce, who’s moving a a lot closer toward it as her preferred medium for heartbreak. She’s picking up the pieces — of her life, and of old Conway and Loretta records, too.

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