Only Solo Female with a Charting Country Debut Single Certified This Year for Over 500,000 in Consumption
As a newborn, only country music would calm her down and Carly Pearce has never veered from that destined path. Today she proves her staying power as “Every Little Thing” is certified gold with over 500,000 in consumption sales. Pearce is the only solo female with a charting country debut single to achieve this milestone in 2017.
“Country music is all I’ve ever known,” shares Pearce. “I’ve spent years working towards moments like this, and I can’t begin to describe how ‘Every Little Thing’ has truly changed my life from the initial heartache to now ‘thank you.’ I’m so grateful to all of the fans and radio who have given me this gold-certified, Top 5 single! You’ve had more of an impact on me than you’ll ever know.”
People’s “new voice of country” previously scored a three-week No. 1 on SiriusXM’s The Highway with “Every Little Thing” and another second chart-topper on the platform with “If My Name Was Whiskey.” The No. 3-and-rising title track from “the best country debut of 2017” (Uproxx), also solidifies Pearce as one of only four women to crack the Top 10 in the format this year. Every Little Thing (Big Machine Records) launched at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart while Pearce takes No. 1 on Billboard’s all-genre Emerging Artists chart. Additionally, she was previously selected for iHeart On The Verge and as Cox Media’s first Plugged In artist.
From touring with vocal a Bluegrass band at age 11, leaving high school at 16 to perform six shows a day at Dollywood and the last eight years struggling – and growing – in Nashville, the Kentucky native enjoys the landmarks but remains grounded. Pearece 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, critics and even her peers are taking notice of Pearce’s raw talents and sincere drive. She has been tapped for Country Rising: Downtown Jam benefit concert at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on November 12th and 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. Currently providing direct support on the Brett Young’s Caliville Tour, early 2018 will find her out with both Blake Shelton’s Country Music Freaks and Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes tours.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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