Carly Pearce Praises ‘The Voice’ Star Taryn Papa for Covering Her Song: ‘Ya Killed It’

by Joe Rutland
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Country music singer Carly Pearce was watching Taryn Papa on “The Voice” on Monday night and she definitely liked what she heard.

Papa received encouraging words from Pearce on Twitter after singing “I Hope You’re Happy Now.”

On the show, Papa is a member of country music superstar Blake Shelton’s team. Her performance on Monday night was part of the live rounds segment.

“I told you the night that I put you in the four-way knockout that you were the artist that I thought could handle that,” Shelton told her, according to Country Now. “You proved me right tonight.”

Here is a look at Papa’s performance.

Also, Papa shares her excitement over hearing that the performance was played on SiriusXM on Tuesday morning.

Taryn Papa Finds Herself in Nashville These Days

Papa, 30, isn’t a native of Tennessee yet, as the saying goes, got there as fast as she could.

She was raised in Middlebury, Conn., with her grandfather inspiring her to learn piano at 7 years old. Papa sang in church and school, later joining a cover band with her uncle while in college.

Papa left the Northeast at 23, packing up and going for it all in Nashville. She is in one of the few female-fronted bands on Broadway. Papa also received Artist of the Month accolades in March 2020 at Shelton’s Ole Red in Nashville.

Carly Pearce Releases ‘Next Girl’ Video

Obviously, Pearce’s career continues to rise as well. Pearce shared her latest song and video, “Next Girl,” just before Thanksgiving.

In the video, Pearce is seen sitting at a bar with a man with a muffled out voice as she nods hopelessly. Then she gets up saying, “Okay I’ve had enough.”

The music kicks in as she stands up from the seat. She’s wearing a matching two-piece skirt and top that looks like a cloud-like pattern. She floats her way to the stage, grabs a guitar, and starts the song.

From the over-enthusiastically sexual one to the man who checks out other girls on a date to the man who won’t leave you alone at the bar. Then there’s the self-obsessed one ordering for you while out to eat.

Also, there’s a woman dealing with finally budging and giving up her phone number to the man pestering her. That’s met with the harassment from an unsolicited picture.

The whole time Pearce is fierce and independent, only for men to still not get the message. It’s a humorous, fierce, seemingly well-thought-out video about what really is just a Saturday night out for some people.

Here’s Pearce performing the song in her latest video.

Pearce’s kind of country music transcends the moment, according to her website’s biography.

Fiercely rooted in the classics, the girl who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood has grown into a woman who embraces the genre’s forward progression.

Defying odds, her No. 1 debut “Every Little Thing” designated Pearce as the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015 and one of only three women to accomplish the feat the last decade.

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