Carly Pearce Reveals She Knocked Teeth Out in Accident Days Before CMA Awards

by Jennifer Shea

Despite her CMA Awards win for “Musical Event of the Year,” Carly Pearce has not had an easy year.

For example, on Halloween, the country singer took a spill and knocked out her two front teeth. It happened just weeks before the CMA Awards on Nov. 11. Understandably, Pearce was scared.

Pearce Was Scared

For one, she had to get stitches. She also had major dental work to get her mouth back to some semblance of normalcy, Taste of Country reports.  

“I had a bunch of stitches in my mouth, looked completely different than what I looked like right now,” Pearce told E!. “And it was kind of scary because I knew I was going into the biggest week of my life.”

“It looked really bad,” she added. “It was scary. I was just really fortunate to get doctors that helped and knew the pressure I was under. But with every day, I was like, ‘Please Lord, let my face heal so I can do this’ because this is such a huge moment.” 

She Sobbed Upon Learning She Won

Pearce won acclaim for her pre-taped performance of “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – the song she got the award for – with Charles Kelley of Lady A.

But Kelley had to back out of the CMA Awards at the last minute with the rest of his band. Someone among the band’s immediate family members came down with the coronavirus. They all tested negative, but they decided to stay home just to be safe.

Meanwhile, Pearce was on cloud nine after her win.

“GUYS I WAS SITTING DOING INTERVIEWS AND GOT THE NEWS THAT @leebrice AND I WON ‘MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR,’” she posted upon learning of her win. “This was the moment I found out as I sobbed on the phone in my pjs. Thank you, thank you, thank you. In a year that started as the hardest I’ve ever experienced, YALL are helping me see the big, bright, BEAUTIFUL light at the end of the tunnel.”