Carly Pearce earns fourth No 1

“What He Didn’t Do” tops the country charts

Carly Pearce has earned her fourth career No. 1 at country radio with “What He Didn’t Do” as the song officially reigns atop the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart. The gold-certified hit, released via Big Machine Records, has amassed over 235 million streams to date while its official music video is currently nominated for CMT Female Video of the Year. The 10x CMT Music Awards nominee is also up for Performance of the Year and will perform at the live show on Sunday, April 2nd which will air on CBS and stream on Paramount+ at 8 pm ET/PT.

“I wrote ‘What He Didn’t Do’ at a time when I needed to be reminded of my worth and that I deserved better,” Pearce says of the achievement. “I knew it was special from the moment we wrote it. It is a song about hope, reminding yourself what you deserve moving forward. Out of all of my singles, this one I am most proud of. I am thankful that country radio wrapped their arms around it to allow fans to hear the message.”

Pearce is also celebrating the release of her latest album 29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City), released March 24th via Big Machine Records, which marks Pearce’s first live album and closes the chapter on her pivotal 29 journey. Produced by Pearce alongside David Clauss, the album is a live retelling of her critically-acclaimed and commercially-lauded album 29, recorded during an intimate concert event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville and featuring appearances from special guests Ashley McBryde, Lee Brice, The Isaacs, Matthew West, and Jenee Fleenor.

“I grew up listening to live records dreaming of the day I would have one of my own,” states Pearce. “29: Written In Stone changed my life in many ways, and after hearing the reaction of the crowd every night on the 29 Tour, I knew I wanted it to live on forever. This release marks the end of this chapter, which was so beautiful and unexpected, and I am excited for people to hear what I have been working so hard on.”

Leading into awards weekend, the 2022 CMT Artist of the Year will kick off CMT’s all-new series of specials with CMT Defining: Carly Pearce airing March 30th at 10 pm Et/PT where she will give fans a one-of-a-kind look back at her career and the milestones that shaped it. The special also includes performances from the intimate concert event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville as heard throughout her 29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City) album, available now.

2023 is set to be another big year for Pearce who, in addition to the above, just completed an 18-show run as special guest on Blake Shelton’s Back To The Honky Tonk Tour. The Grand Ole Opry member will also return to the Opry stage on April 11th for her landmark 100th performance since making her 2015 debut. To mark the momentous occasion, she and Opry Entertainment launched a personally-curated merchandise line exclusively available on Opry Entertainment websites and in Opry Entertainment retail stores in Nashville, TN.

Buddy Iahn
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