The country music star was recently invited to attend the Grand Ole Opry
Carly Pearce opened up about her career success, her work ethic, and balancing her personal struggles with the advice she gave to her younger self in a recent interview with Granthshala News.
Pearce, who just released his latest album “29: Set in Stone“And Single”that girl never wanted to beShe was nominated for several 2021 CMA Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as being invited to attend the Grand Ole Opry during the past year.
Meanwhile, the country music star was also grappling with a personal loss. Pearce filed for divorce from her husband, Michael Ray, about eight months after the two were married.
However, Pearce doesn’t see his career success as a “coincidence” during a rough patch in his life.
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“I think those career heights propelled me forward and made me feel like I could move on,” Pearce said. “I don’t think it was any coincidence that all that career stuff started happening for me. I think God works in mysterious ways. I think that’s validating the kind of music I was making And what was I writing. . It was just an escape.”
“It almost felt like country music and country fans were wrapping their arms around me when I needed it,” she said.
Pierce began her singing career at the age of 16 as a performer in Dollywood’s Country Crossroads. The experience prepared Pearce for the “expectations” that go along with performing on tour and helped her transition from a childhood star to a country music artist.
“I loved country music from a young age and wanted to sing more than I ever wanted to sit in school,” Pierce said. “So, I asked my parents if I could skip high school and home school and I feel like it was always in my DNA to go behind things and work harder.”
“I did six shows in Dollywood five days a week, which I think really sets me up to surpass everyone else and really understand what it means to have one show every night and the expectations that go with it. ,” the country music star continued. “I’ve definitely done a lot in my daily life now because I live a schedule that’s out of control.”
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Not only has Pearce found success, she has commented on the “many advancements” women have made in the country music industry over the years.
“I think we’ve made a lot of progress,” Pearce said. “I think you see a lot of women moving forward and achieving success and I think we’ve really focused on the music, which is the most important part of all of this. When you look at things Coming back to the musical side, people love good songs and good artists and I think you have a lot in common now.”
“I think we’ve made a lot of progress since I moved to Nashville about 12 years ago. I’m proud of the women who are making waves.”
However, Pierce believes that women face struggles in the country music industry. He specifically mentioned how difficult it is for women to cross over in a male-dominated industry.
“It’s definitely a male-dominated genre, but I think if you can break that, you can have a really good career and set yourself apart,” she said. “I would say it’s a little hard to break down the aspect of it and a lot of us aren’t. I think sometimes that can’t be a bad thing.”
What advice would Pierce give to aspiring female country artists or even her own younger self? He said “Trust your gut.”
“I’ve had a lot of people who said to me, ‘Oh, you dated, or you’re this or you’re that or you need to be more,’ and it’s kind of funny that when I stopped listening to everyone. Did that and just wrote from the place of truth that everything started falling for me.