Country Daypop Archives

Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde’s ‘Never Wanted to Be That Girl’ hits No. 1 on Country Radio charts

Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde have the No. 1 single on country radio with their duet “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” duet. The song, co-written by Pearce and McBryde with Shane McAnally, was released as a single in September from Pearce’s third studio album 29: Written in Stone.  It also marks only the second female duet to top the chart in 30 years, following Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s “Drunk.”

Country music icon Mickey Gilley dies at age 86

Country music icon Mickey Gilley passed away Saturday in Branson, Missouri, due to complications after a recent hospitalization. He was 86 years old.  Gilley’s publicist Zach Farnum said in a statement that he “passed peacefully” surrounded by family and close friends. He had recently returned home from the road after playing 10 shows in April, according to the statement.