Carly Pearce Poses ‘With the Greats’ Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry

by Suzanne Halliburton

Carly Pearce made herself comfortable among the greatest female singers in country music history.


On Monday, she posted a photo of herself at the Grand Ole Opry, sitting backstage in front of a wall dotted with photos of country’s greatest ladies.

She tweeted: “Hangin’ with the greats backstage at the @opry.”

A girl can dream, right? The Grand Ole Opry already described the 30-year-old Pearce as one of country music’s “It Girls.”

The Grand Ole Opry official Twitter account took notice of Pearce’s post. They added, “Let’s go, girls…”

And one of Pearce’s fans posted: “Your music carries on the great tradition of the Lady Legends of Country Music..I could hear Tammy Wynette singing your song “If my name was Whiskey “ your music.”

“Personally I feel you should be on the wall but I know you are on your way to being on that wall and many more awards.”

The Grand Ole Opry has invited Pearce to its vaunted stage more than 50 times.

Carly Pearce Performed New Song This Weekend

Over the holiday weekend, Pearce performed her newest song at Nashville’s Listening Room. In an acoustic set, Pearce performed “Didn’t Do It.”

She retweeted a video clip of the performance and said “Love getting to share new ones at one of my fav places (@listeningroom ) such a fun night last night. wrote this one with my girl @EmilyShackelton & Ashley Gorley xoxo”

Pearce probably used her own rocky personal life to put a realness to the song.

Some of the lyrics include, I’ve got my side of the story and he’s got his side, too.” and “I ain’t gonna go and tell you what he did, but I’ll tell you what he didn’t do.”

Pearce filed for divorce last year from husband Michael Ray. The two were married for only eight months.

It’s why 2020 was such a mixed bag for Pearce. She enjoyed incredible success, with a CMA award and a top hit “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” And, she also had to heal her broken heart.

She said country music helped heal her soul.

“I feel like country music keeps hugging me when it knows I need it,” Pearce told People. “And that’s what I feel this year. I just feel this huge hug of like, ‘We’ve got you,’ and it’s awesome.”

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