Carly Pearce brought all the sass to the 2022 CMT Music Awards on Monday with a fiery performance of “Diamondback” from her latest album, 29: Written In Stone.
Sporting a white and gold mini dress adorned with fringe, Pearce confidently took the stage alongside her band for her first-ever solo awards show performance.
“Keep the house, keep the truck/ Go downtown, get too drunk/ Kiss a one-night stand with a butterfly on her back/ Take the bed where you used to lie/ Keep the friends I never liked/ And the happy ever after welcome mat/ But you ain’t gonna get this diamond back/ No, never ever gettin’ this diamond back/ You can keep the dog and the Cadillac/ But you ain’t gonna get this diamondback,” she sang from the stage as her peers watched from the crowd.
As she made her way from center stage, Pearce strutted down the catwalk as fire shot up from the stage on either side of her as she questioned, “who’s laughing now?”
Pearce is currently in the midst of her 29 Tour and will soon hit the road with Kenny Chesney on the Here And Now Tour.
The 2022 CMT Music Awards featured performances from Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Walker Hayes, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Cody Johnson, and more.
Also taking the stage with never-before-seen collaborations were Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams, Jimmie Allen with Monica and Little Big Town, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas, Thomas Rhett and Riley Green, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson. The Judds also joined forces for their first televised performance in over two decades.
Presenters for Country Music’s Biggest Party included Gabby Barrett, Faith Hill, Isabel May, Jimmie Allen, Rob Corddry, Jordan Davis, Billy F. Gibbons, Gayle King, Taylor Lautner, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Joel McHale, Kacey Musgraves, Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France + Antoni Porowski, LeAnn Rimes, Dylan Scott, and Dennis Quaid.
The 2022 CMT Music Awards, broadcasted LIVE on Monday, (April 11) at (8:00-11:00 PM LIVE ET/delayed PT) for the first time on CBS.