Carly Pearce Makes 100th Opry Performance With Special Guests
Carly Pearce made her 100th performance at the Grand Ole Opry last night (4/11) since making her debut in 2015. Her performance is set to air on Opry Live on Circle Network Saturday, April 22, at 9/8c pm.
The special set from Carly closed out the night at the Opry and featured many surprise special guest performances. Ashley McBryde joined Pearce to perform their GRAMMY Award-winning hit “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” while fellow Kentucky native Ricky Skaggs performed a rendition of Bill Monroe’s “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”
The Isaacs’ Ben and Sonja Isaacs lent their voices on her “Easy Going” performance while Lady A’s Charles Kelley joined Carly for her second No. 1 “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” The two first performed the song together at the 54th Annual CMA Awards in November 2020 when Lee Brice, who originally sang on the song, was sick and could not perform.
Pearce performed her most recent No. 1 song, “What He Didn’t Do,” solo and was also honored with plaques backstage before her set by executives from Big Machine Label Group, Opry Entertainment, and RIAA commemorating the song’s RIAA platinum certification.
Carly posted to Twitter last week about her big night on the Opry, writing in part, “Can’t believe I’m making my 100th @opry appearance.” See that post here.
To celebrate the Opry milestone, the Opry member (since 2021) launched a personally-curated exclusive merchandise line with Opry Entertainment that included t-shirts, sweatshirts, which you can see at Opry.com.
Pearce recently told us that with new music coming, she’s glad she doesn’t have to talk much about divorce anymore. She said, “Obviously, I learned a lot sonically about where I want to continue to push myself into the rootsier side of my music. But I think more importantly, I just learned that fans, they just wanna hear what I’m going through and what my perspective is, and how I see the world in that period of time in my life. And so, I’m thankful that I don’t have to write about a divorce anymore.”
She added, “This phase of my life, while it is very exciting and fulfilling and fun and upbeat, there are still struggles that come with that, and I think I’m just really excited. I feel like, in a lot of ways, I’ve become a little bit more private with my personal life, to the point that maybe people don’t even know what this music is gonna be like, and that’s fun for me. I like the mysterious side of that.”