Carly Pearce is making a name for herself. The singer + songwriter’s last few years are brimming with highs and lows. Marriage and divorce – all in the same year, new music releases, and, a Grand Ole Opry Induction.
The night was truly something Pearce will remember for the rest of her life. Country music legend Trisha Yearwood inducted Pearce and later performed “Making Believe” by Kitty Wells with Pearce and Jeannie Seely.
Watch all of the special moments in the behind-the-scenes video from Pearce’s Grand Ole Opry Induction.
In a behind-the-scenes interview with Pearce the night of the induction she says, “I always had dreams of country music. It’s truly all I’ve ever wanted. It feels like every dream I’ve ever had is coming true. This past year has blown my mind as an artist, as a human. I feel like I’m using my pain for purpose and watching my music affect people, and also having a platform that allows me to show people it’s okay to go through things that are real in life. It all feels really right on time. And it’s brought me to this moment of just, wow, life is crazy and life is unexpected and life is hard, but it’s also really beautiful.”
She also spoke on what it feels like being a part of the Opry family.
“You can always go to sleep at night knowing that you’re a part of this family. Nobody can ever take that away from you. And that doesn’t diminish. I think that’s really special,” says the singer-songwriter.
Carly Pearce’s First Debut
The “I Hope You’re Happy Now” made her Grand Ole Opry in May of 2015. At the time, she was not signed to a major label and still had a job cleaning Airbnbs.
She says about that experience,” And I feel like the Opry has always allowed me to be real, and to be me, and they took a chance on a 25-year-old Airbnb cleaner. And I’ll never forget that. I think that I went through a lot of really difficult times in my own life that made me question a lot of things.”
Before that, the young songstress made her rounds performing at Dollywood before she moved to Nashville to officially pursue a career in country music. To make it even more special, country music legend Dolly Parton was the one to invite Pearce to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
29: Written In Stone
29: Written In Stone, released via Big Machine Records, hosts 15 tracks and depicts many tough times. She speaks openly about her recent divorce from Michael Ray and the death of former producer busbee.
Produced by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Tony Brown, and Jimmy Robbins, this record trails off of the success of Pearce’s 2021 EP, 29, and the success of her single “Next Girl.”