With heart-on-your sleeve lyrics and full-bodied vocals, Carly Pearce has long emulated the rich sounds of her 90s Country influences.
This weekend, fans will see eras collide when she takes the stage with one of her early inspirations, Deana Carter, for a special rendition of Carter’s 1996 No. 1 hit “Strawberry Wine.”
“I cover ‘Strawberry Wine’ in a lot of my shows, but the experience of standing next to Deana … chills,” recalls Carly. “She has one of those honest, encompassing voices that you really feel in your core. I’m honored we could perform together!”
“After 20 years of this career-making song continuing to impact listeners, being able to sing it with someone like Carly was such a joy,” added Carter. “I love watching new talents grow, and the emotive way she connects with this coming of age song was really special.”
Make sure to catch the full performance on this weekend’s CMT Hot 20 Countdown, airing Saturday (8/4) and Sunday (8/5) mornings at 9/8c.