Courtesy of Nashville Lifestyles

NASHVILLE, TN (March 2, 2021) – In a pivotal year felt around the globe, both heartbreak and hope have been ubiquitous. CARLY PEARCE opens up about life changes in the Nashville Lifestyles March cover story, on stands now. The chart-topping Kentucky native spent the early part of quarantine contemplating her personal journey and crafting seven songs titled 29 (Big Machine Records). The outlet observes how the project “gets to the honest heart of Pearce’s struggle with loss and moving on.”

“She was able to rise above and find ways to turn the hard times not just into art, but into teachable moments that will last a lifetime,” opines Editor-in-Chief Alison Abbey Hudak.

Earning three ACM Awards nominations for Female Artist, Single and Musical Event of the Year for her No. 1 collaboration “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Lee Brice, Hudak’s assessment that Carly is “making new music on her own terms, and ready to take her rightful place in the spotlight” rings true. The full article and accompanying podcast will be available later this month.

“To be recognized in this huge way is truly hard to comprehend,” Carly expressed upon hearing the news. “I grew into my own voice watching my heroes sing their truths and to hear my name as a Female Artist of the Yearnominee, I’m forever grateful and so, so honored.” The 56th ACM Awards® will broadcast live from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe on Sunday, April 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ upcoming global streaming service.

Respecting the past while progressing the genre, Carly returns to her homestate this Thursday (3/4) to unveil an exhibit that highlights special moments throughout her career at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Having mined two PLATINUM-certified, No. 1 hits with “Every Little Thing” and “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” the CMA Award winner shoulders tough truths the way those who inspired her – Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood and Patty Loveless – have done for years before. Carly’s siren warning “Next Girl” is burning up the Country radio charts, nearing Top 25, and fans’ playlists with 61M+ streams while her full catalogue surpasses 1 billion.

Throughout the month of March, Carly will celebrate Women’s History Month as host of an hour-long special on select Country radio stations nationwide and multiple airings on Big Machine Radio (more details here) to share stories about the women who have inspired her and her peers.