Courtesy of CMA
NASHVILLE, TN (November 12, 2020) – Impassioned female vocalist CARLY PEARCE and heralded Lady A baritone CHARLES KELLEY performed her No. 1 hit on the CMA Awards last night. She penned the 320+ million-global-streaming track alongside Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana. The Big Machine labelmates’ duet, “I Hope You’re Happy Now (Live From The CMA Awards 2020),” is available now across digital platforms.
The PLATINUM-certified collaboration with Lee Brice earned Musical Event of the Year and marked her first win. As the most nominated new artist this year, Carly also garnered nods in the Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and New Artist of the Year categories. Part of Lady A, Charles was once again up for Vocal Group of the Year.
“This has been a hard year for so many, and personally, my heart has felt it,” shared Carly. “Having both Charles and Lee as part of ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ is unreal and I’m overjoyed for this light in my professional life.”
She opened up to People recently, expressing “I feel like country music keeps hugging me when it knows I need it […] I just feel this huge hug of like, ‘We’ve got you,’ and it’s awesome.”
Leading up to the big night, Carly debuted her latest single “Next Girl” on The Kelly Clarkson Show and spoke about leaving high school to for a job at Dollywood, embracing the 90’s Country vibe and excitement for the CMA Awards. Watch here.
The Kentucky native has long embraced the genre’s history and the rich sonic textures are evident in her music. Carly continues to create and has spent the last several months collaborating with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. For updates, visit CarlyPearce.com.