Carly Pearce Celebrates 100th Grand Ole Opry Performance
Pearce Surprised With Multiple Milestone Plaques Backstage RIAA Certifications For Latest Platinum No. 1 “What He Didn’t Do,” 3X Platinum “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” & Career-To-Date Accomplishments
From L-R: Big Machine Records’ Jay Cruze, Grand Ole Opry’s Dan Rogers, Starstruck Entertainment’s Mike Blong, RIAA’s Jackie Jones, Big Machine Records’ Clay Hunnicutt, Carly Pearce, Big Machine Records’ Kris Lamb and Erik Powell, Big Machine Label Group’s Allison Jones and Andrew Kautz
All Performance/Plaque Images For Media Use (Photo Credit: Alexa Campbell)
NASHVILLE, TN (APRIL 12, 2023) – GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter and reigning ACM Awards Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce notched another career milestone last night as she made her 100th performance at the Grand Ole Opry since making her debut in 2015. Her performance is set to air on Opry Live on Circle Network Saturday, April 22 at 9/8c pm.
The special set from Pearce closed out the night at the Opry, and featured a slew of surprise special guest performances. Ashley McBryde joined Pearce to perform their GRAMMY® Award-winning hit “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” while fellow Kentucky native Ricky Skaggs – who inducted Pearce into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame last year – performed a rendition of Bill Monroe’s “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” The Isaacs' Ben and Sonja Isaacs lent their voices on Pearce’s performance of “Easy Going” while Lady A’s Charles Kelley joined Pearce for her second No. 1 and now 3X Platinum-certified hit “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” The two first performed the song together at the 54th Annual CMA Awards in November 2020.
Carly Pearce is joined by special guests (L-R, clockwise) Ricky Skaggs, The Isaacs' Ben and Sonja Isaacs, Lady A's Charles Kelley and Ashley McBryde at her 100th performance at the Grand Ole Opry on April 11, 2023 Photo Credit: Alexa Campbell
Pearce performed her most recent No. 1 song “What He Didn’t Do” solo, and was also honored with multiple plaques backstage before her set by executives from Big Machine Label Group, Opry Entertainment and RIAA - one to commemorate the song’s RIAA platinum certification as well as a second plaque in celebration of Pearce’s impressive career-to-date accomplishments including her 4 ACM Awards, 3 CMA Awards, 2022 CMT honor for Artist of the Year, 4 No. 1 Country radio singles, multiple RIAA certifications, 2+ billion global streams, and more.
In tandem with her momentous Opry milestone, Pearce launched a personally-curated exclusive merchandise line with Opry Entertainment that included t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other giftable items that are available for purchase on Opry Entertainment websites (ryman.com and opry.com) and in Opry Entertainment retail stores in Nashville, TN. To view the collection, visit shop.opry.com.
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About Carly Pearce 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 critically acclaimed and commercially lauded third studio album 29. Looking ahead, she closes that pivotal life chapter with her first live album29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City), out now via Big Machine Records. Pearce continues to resonate with her honest lyrics and timeless musicality, earning her fourth No. 1 at Country radio with “What He Didn’t Do.” Lighting a fire with her debut album Every Little Thing andthe platinum-certified history-making title track, Carly’s 3x 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 Ashley McBryde duet “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” Carly’s third No. 1 and the third duet between two solo women to top Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. The song also took home the 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 recently joined Blake Shelton’s BACK TO THE HONKY TONK TOUR and made her 100th performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Honored as one of CMT’s 2022 Artists of The Year, the 2021 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year andreigning ACM Awards Female Artist of the Year is clearly living out her childhood dream. For tour dates and more, visit CarlyPearce.com.