Show Me Around

Courtesy of Big Machine Records

NASHVILLE, TN (December 4, 2020) – Filling the silence of loss and sadness with a heartfelt tribute, CARLY PEARCE wrote “Show Me Around” for her champion busbee and his family following the late producer’s unexpected death. The song was penned alongside their frequent collaborator Emily Shackelton and Ben West with powerful lyrics: I bet you’re up there right now / Making plans and writing out / All your favorite places / That you just can’t wait to take us / And we’ll get to spend forever talking ‘bout whatever / When I get there, promise you’ll track me down / And show me around.

Listen to “Show Me Around” now:

“As my mentor and friend, busbee helped me share the parts of my own life that I could only explain through music. He holds such a sweet place in my heart, and I truly hope ‘Show Me Around’ brings comfort to his wife Jess and their three little girls. At his funeral, a songwriter that all of us in Nashville love named Barry Dean gave a speech that painted the most beautiful picture of Heaven. There is no way to ease the pain of losing someone you love, this felt like a really hopeful way to look at our loved ones meeting us again one day and showing us around,” expressed Carly, who earlier this week shared some others’ sweet sentiments upon hearing the track.

Carly will return to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday (12/5) to perform the song, which she debuted during her 75thappearance in June before concluding with a song special to them both, “Every Little Thing.” The PLATINUM-certified ballad became her first No. 1 and offered a reminder of how honest collaborations can bring light out of darkness.



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Rymanhouse's picture

I bet you’re up there right now / Making plans and writing out / All your favorite places / That you just can’t wait to take us

My dad, a grandpa to what he called his "Magnificent 7 " wrote each of those grandkids letters, from when  he got the call they were born to when he watched them speak at HS graduation.  They didn't know, my brother and sister and I didn't know about these letters, but when he died last October there they were.  So that line about "writing out" reminds me of my dad.

The kicker of this song, was the very first time I heard it.  I was driving to get my first vaccine shot for covid.  I had on The highway on XM radio and this song comes on.  I almost was unable to drive and my eyes filled with tears.  We lost dad/grandpa Oct 20th of 2020 to covid, only 36 hours after he got his test results saying he was positive.  He was a cowboy a rancher and tough as nails, it's  still hard.  But knowing my kids and thier cousins all have those letters gives me a  peace and calm.