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Carly Pearce Has “One of the Best Songs of the Year”

With her infectious smile and girl-next-door charm, some may be surprised that CARLY PEARCE doesn’t always exude saccharine-infused sentiment. The Kentucky native has constantly challenged perception: cheerleader who convinced her parents to quit conventional high school at 16 for a job performing at Dollywood, taking on jobs from nannying to cleaning Airbnbs after losing her first record deal and stepping back from the lead mic to sing backup for Pretty Little Liars alum Lucy Hale. RARE COUNTRY concludes, “She plays the sort of country music that her idols such as Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill and Sara Evans launched their careers with, and refuses to play the game where she pretends to be someone other than herself in order to succeed in this often soul-crushing industry. And it’s working.” Her achingly raw ballad “Every Little Thing” finds Carly once again pushing boundaries as only one of two females in the Top 20 at Country radio, perched at No.16 ahead of Maren Morris (No.19), and continuously selling over 10,000 downloads each week.

With bold headlines from THE WASHINGTON POST’S ‘Radio tour is not for the weak’: Inside the first step to country music stardomBILLBOARD’S 13 Ladies We’d Like To See Crash the Male Dominated Charts and PEOPLE’S ‘Every Little Thing’ Falls Into Place for Carly Pearce: How She Went from Being Told She Sounds ‘Dated’ to Having a Hit, it’s clear Carly is on the rise. Critics across the spectrum have praised her saying emotive sound saying:

“Carly Pearce’s success continues to defy longstanding country music axioms: don’t lead with a ballad, give them something to dance to and no one wants to hear another sad song. […she] continues to climb the chart in spite of breaking all the rules.”
ROLLING STONE COUNTRY

“Her heartbreaking ballad ‘Every Little Thing’ is drenched in crossover appeal. Given a proper push, other formats would be wise to consider it.”
BILLBOARD

“…a song that begs to be played on repeat.”
SOUNDS LIKE NASHVILLE

“…Country audiences want to hear real stories and that is exactly what ‘Every Little Thing’ is.”
NKD MAGAZINE

Carly continues to collaborate – both writing and recording – with sought-after producer busbee (Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Maren Morris, Kelly Clarkson) on her Big Machine Records’ debut album due later this year. The pair, along with Emily Shackleton, penned the heart-breaking, breakthrough lead single.

Previously on the road with Kelsea Ballerini, Kip Moore and Hunter Hayes, Carly is currently special guest on Bobby Bones: FUNNY & ALONE STAND UP COMEDY TOUR as well as appearances at fairs and festivals. For dates and more, visit CarlyPearce.com.

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