2017 is anticipated to be a breakout year for country artist Carly Pearce. With the success of her first single, “Every Little Thing” and her name on the bill of Kelsea Ballerini’s THE FIRST TIME TOUR, she is well on her way to making the anticipation a reality.
The Big Machine-signed artist has been dubbed one of CMT’s Listen Up “17 for 2017” and an “Artist to Watch” by publications by Rolling Stone Country and more.
Honestly, every time it comes on, even the first time, it doesn’t feel real. It feels out of body.
-Carly Pearce on hearing “Every Little Thing” on the radio
Her debut single, “Every Little Thing” is quickly gaining attention after being sent to country radio, and after an emotional performance on the Grand Ole Opry stage.
“Playing at the Grand Ole Opry—I’ve dreamt of that—there are videos of me at five years old saying that I wanted to play the Opry, so I think to me, what country music is all about, is that stage,” said Pearce during our interview at Country Radio Seminar. “I don’t think you could get any more authentic, I don’t think you could get any more defined of our genre, than that stage and that circle.”
I just think that, that will forever be a part of my biggest accomplishments.
-Pearce on performing at the Grand Ole Opry
Pearce is actively working on her debut full-length album, with a release date set for fall of this year.
“It’s definitely…like that timeless classic sounds. I grew up loving Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood, Sarah Evans, so that kind of throwback mixed with you know…pop backgrounds so we could be current and also a little flare of Allison Krauss because she was a big influence, you could just hear it in my voice…that sort of country sound,” said Pearce.
Pearce’s heartbreakingly honest songwriting and impressive vocals has gained her over 250,000 views for her performance of “Every Little Thing”.
“Honestly, I wrote that song just for therapy and I didn’t think that anyone would ever hear it. It’s just been crazy; my life has changed overnight,” said Pearce. “I’m just so proud, honestly it’s something that is so real to me and true to my story”.
Watch Carly perform “Every Little Thing” below and keep up with her on Twitter at @CarlyPearce!
Reporting Credit: Isabel Baldinger