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NECM’s WCW: Carly Pearce

We, at New England Country Music, are continuing our series spotlighting women in country music. While the acronym WCW, standing for ‘Women Crush Wednesday,’ is often used for physical attraction, that is not the case here. This series will feature talented women who are crushing the country music scene.

This week, we’re highlighting country artist Carly Pearce. The twenty-nine-year-old country singer is originally from Kentucky. She dropped out of school when she was sixteen and moved to Tennessee where she spent her days performing at Dollywood. At the age of nineteen, Pearce moved to Nashville where she was a featured vocalist on Josh Abbott Band’s single ‘Wasn’t That Drunk.’ She performed with the band and their success helped launch her solo career. In 2017, she landed a record deal with Big Machine Records and dropped her debut single, ‘Every Little Thing.’ It reached Number One on the Billboard Country Airplay Charts. She went on to release one studio album, also titled ‘Every Little Thing.’

As you probably know, Carly Pearce married our very own 2017 NECM Festival performer, Michael Ray. They tied the knot this past October at Drakewood Farm, just north of Nashville.

This WCW has been nominated for several prestigious awards. And in 2018, she won her first big award, the CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year for ‘Every Little Thing.’

Carly Pearce recently announced that her sophomore album will be released on Valentine’s Day, 2020. The track listing is a surprise until then, but we do know that ‘Closer to You’ and ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now,’ a duet with Lee Brice, will be included.

Hopefully you caught Carly Pearce when she was here in Massachusetts with Jason Aldean and Kane Brown this past September.

Be sure to download her latest single ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ on Apple Music here.

You can stay connected with Carly Pearce by following her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

This is our final WCW for 2019. We hope you enjoyed reading about all the amazing women of country music!