Carly Pearce at Freeman Arts Pavilion

Jun 4, 2023 • 7:00 pm

Fiercely rooted in the classics, the girl who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood has grown into a woman who embraces the genre’s forward progression. Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carly Pearce has come a long way from the pain she felt writing her third studio project 29.

Now filled only with happy tears, she looks ahead, chronicling her critically-acclaimed and commercially-lauded album with a new version 29: WRITTEN IN STONE (LIVE FROM MUSIC CITY), out March 24 via Big Machine Records. Produced by Pearce alongside David Clauss, the album was recorded during an intimate concert event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, featuring special guests Lee Brice, The Isaacs, Matthew West, Jenee Fleenor and Ashley McBryde.

Pearce continues to resonate with her honest lyrics and timeless musicality while closing her 29 story with the current Gold-certified Top-10-and-soaring hit “What He Didn’t Do,” which has amassed over 200 million streams to date. Lighting a fire with her debut album EVERY LITTLE THING and the Platinum-certified history-making title track, Carly’s 2x Platinum-certified “I Hope You’re Happy Now" with Lee Brice won both the 2020 CMA Awards Musical Event and 2021 ACM Awards Music Event, plus ACM Single of the Year. She picked up her second consecutive ACM Music Event of the Year in 2022 with McBryde duet “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” Carly’s third No. 1 and the third duet between two solo women to top Country Airplay, dating to the Billboard chart’s January 1990 inception. The song also took home 2022 CMA Musical Event of the Year and won a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, marking Pearce’s first and making history as the first female pairing to win in the category.

The Grand Ole Opry and Kentucky Music Hall of Fame member join Blake Shelton’s BACK TO THE HONKY TONK TOUR throughout the spring. Honored as one of CMT’s 2022 Artists of The Year, the 2021 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and reigning ACM Awards Female Artist of the Year is clearly living out her childhood dream.

Carly Pearce at Freeman Arts Pavilion