Know Your Countryfest 2018 Artists: Carly Pearce
Carly Pearce is coming to SPAC on July 7 for GNA's Countryfest 2018.
Born into the bluegrass brawn of Kentucky, Carly Pearce has never known a moment that Country music wasn’t her destined path. At the young age of 11 she began touring with a local band, at 16 quit high school for a job performing at Dollywood while being homeschooled and learned humility working odd jobs upon moving to Nashville. Now, with her highly-acclaimed debut album EVERY LITTLE THING (Big Machine Records) and the GOLD-certified No. 1 blockbuster title track, Carly is the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015 and joins an elite group as one of only three women to accomplish this feat in the past 12 years. Previously scoring a three-week No. 1 on SiriusXM’s The Highway, Carly’s second chart-topper “If My Name Was Whiskey” helped solidify her in their “Class of 2017.”
Aligned with sought-after producer/songwriter busbee (Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Kelly Clarkson) and regarded as “the best country debut of 2017” (Uproxx), Carly’s textured vocals and emotive songwriting prowess are emphasized across 13 tracks including her full-bodied new single “Hide the Wine.” The CMT Next Women of Country alum was named to multiple 2017 Ones To Watch Lists as People touted her “the new voice of Country,” and the momentum has continued. Country radio programmers nationwide voted her as one of the esteemed 2018 CRS New Faces while Pandora named her an Artist to Watch.
With nearly 50 invitations to play the Grand Ole Opry, Carly previously joined the bill alongside Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride, Kip Moore and more. Following her sold-out run on Brett Young’s CALIVILLE TOUR, Carly heads out with Blake Shelton’s COUNTRY MUSIC FREAKS, Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES and Rascal Flatts’ BACK TO US tours throughout 2018. As part of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s All for the Hall concert series in New York City, Carly and Liz Rose collaborated with PS 169/Baychester Academy students to premiere an original song during the February 13 guitar pull with Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Maren Morris and Kesha. For tour dates and more, visit CarlyPearce.com and follow along at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
We're excited Carly is coming back to town! Last time she was here she played for an audience a little smaller than she will at Countryfest: GNA's Concert in a Cubicle.