Carly Pearce’s kind of Country transcends the moment. 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 and is confident in what she wants to say. Lighting a fire with her debut album EVERY LITTLE THING, the PLATINUM-certified history-making title track steered a chart-topping trifecta. The down-to-earth female vocalist has quickly carved out her own highly honest, emotionally compelling place in a very Pop-Country world, evident on her self-titled sophomore album.
Now, navigating her music for the first time without longtime mentor Busbee, who unexpectedly passed away, Carly turned to the comfort of records she’s drawn inspiration from since her childhood dream started to take hold. Like those before who spoke their minds with a little sass and steel guitar, she’s leaning on her own intuitions with new single “Next Girl,” out now with a clever new video. With the most CMA Awards nods for any new artist nominee in 2020, Carly led with New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year, and won Musical Event of the Year for her PLATINUM-certified, No. 1 duet with Lee Brice.
3 Fun Facts:
-She has a Shih Tzu puppy named June.
-She’s played both Country 102.5 Streep Party and Holiday Jam.
-Her stage name is based on her grandfather’s last name.