Carly Pearce on her “Brilliant Year” and How Country Music Helped Her Through Troubled Times: “I’m the Happiest Now”
Country singer Carly Pearce opened up to the world and made a name for herself in 2021.
She is one of the biggest stars in country music – winning a Country Music Association Award for Singer of the Year and two Academy of Country Music Awards for her hit duet with Lee Brice, “I Hope You’re Happy Now “.
âItâs the most breathtaking year of my life. Iâm the happiest now,â Pearce told CBS Mornings.
Her acclaimed album “29: Written in Stone” was named one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. This album came at a time when Pearce was going through a divorce and felt lost.
âI turned to writing music at a time when I didn’t know what else to do. Country music has always been the thing that made me feel most understood and during that time of my life. , I wrote this album in real time and this is the album that I think really made people see me as a human being and see that we are all going through things, âhe said. she declared.
She said that while it was difficult to detail such difficult times, she is someone who “doesn’t shy away from their truth.”
Pearce’s road to country stardom spanned years. She got a recording contract from Sony early in her career, but lost the contract soon after.
To make ends meet, Pearce said she cleaned Airbnbs, worked in retail and was a backing vocalist for a while. She said these jobs were the only way for her to create her own schedule and focus on her music.
For eight years, she said that she was told no, that she would never make it, that she would never be a star. But she never gave up on her dream.
âEvery day I was like ‘Oh I should give up’ there was one little thing that kept me going and I’m so glad I did,â she said.