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If the title of Russell Dickerson‘s top-twenty hit “Every Little Thing” seems familiar to you, there’s a good reason: its name is exactly the same as the breakthrough, chart-topping single by his friend and former tour mate, Carly Pearce.

“You know what? I had it first,” Carly laughs.

In reality, Carly points out that the two songs with the same title couldn’t be more different.

“I feel like that’s the interesting part of what we do for a living… writing songs,” she tells ABC Radio. “He wrote that song and it’s an uptempo…bop about being in love and being so obsessed with every little thing about his wife, Kailey.”

Carly’s, on the other hand, is about “Every Little Thing” in her former relationship breaking her heart.

“Mine was the complete opposite, but still the same title,” she continues. “So it’s been interesting to see…different perspectives happen in the writers’ room.” 

Earlier this year, Carly and Russell went out together on The Way Back Tour, which took its name from the fact that the two singer/songwriters go “way back.”

“Every Little Thing” is the third single from Russell’s Yours, album, following its chart-topping title track and “Blue Tacoma.” 

Carly’s current hit, “Closer to You,” is the lead release from her forthcoming sophomore album.

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