Only Solo Female with a Charting Country Debut Single Certified Gold This Year
Defying the odds, Carly Pearce earns the No. 1 spot this week on both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck and Billboard Country airplay charts with her blockbuster ballad “Every Little Thing.” The milestone designates Pearce as the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015, and she joins an elite group as one of only four women to accomplish this feat in the past fifteen years. Since inception of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, she is the 12th woman to do so. Pearce is also the only solo female with a charting country debut single to achieve gold certification in 2017 with over 500,000 in consumption sales.
“There was a time not long ago I thought my heartbreak was my own,” expresses Pearce. ”I’ve worked and prayed for this moment. To anyone who has embraced ‘Every Little Thing,’ you’ve changed my life so much more than I could have imagined. I am so grateful for my first-ever No. 1 and the sometimes-rough journey to this dream I’ve had since I was a little girl.”
The 26 year old singer/songwriter penned “Every Little Thing” with frequent collaborators and friends – Emily Shackelton and producer busbee.
Never one to settle, People’s “new voice of country” joined a Bluegrass band at age 11 and by 16 left high school to perform in the country show at Dollywood. Since then, the Kentucky native has not only learned the value of hard work, but shared with the New York Post, “I worked at a mall, I cleaned Airbnbs. I learned humility — and that you’re never guaranteed anything.”
Fans and critics have embraced her gripping vocals and lyrics framed around sheer emotion throughout Every Little Thing (Big Machine Records), which Uproxx deemed “the best country debut of 2017.” The title track previously scored a three-week No. 1 on SiriusXM’s The Highway and another second chart-topper on the platform with “If My Name Was Whiskey.” Multiple outlets have named her One to Watch, she’s been perched atop Billboard’s all-genre Emerging Artists chart, selected for iHeart On The Verge and became Cox Media’s first Plugged In artist.
Currently out on Brett Young’s Caliville Tour, Pearce will join the lineup for Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville alongside Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Cheap Trick, Jonny P and the Fisk Jubilee Singers at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. In early 2018, she heads out with both Blake Shelton’s Country Music Freaks and Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes Tour.