Carly Pearce (ASCAP) celebrated her first No. 1 alongside co-writer/producer busbee (BMI) and co-writer Emily Shackleton (BMI) Monday afternoon (3/19). The long-time collaborators surprised industry guests, friends and family with a performance of their history-making No. 1 hit, “Every Little Thing” (Big Machine Records). Toasting during a party hosted by ASCAP and BMI at the Country Music Association in Nashville, congratulatory remarks with overwhelming sentiment flowed as speakers recalled Carly’s long journey to breakout year.
“I’ve dreamt of what it would be like to have a No. 1 song since I moved to Nashville,” shared Carly. “If I am living proof of anything it’s that one song can change everything. I have experienced that with my peers over the years and have listened to the stories behind the songs that changed other people’s lives, but I had no idea that ‘Every Little Thing’ was going to be that song for me.” “Every Little Thing” rose to the top of the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts in November 2017. The status solidified Carly as the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015, and she joins an elite group as one of only three women to accomplish this feat in the past 12 years. Her blockbuster ballad steered a trio of chart-toppers on SiriusXM’s The Highway with “If My Name Was Whiskey” and current Country radio single “Hide The Wine” following. Each is featured on her full-length album EVERY LITTLE THING, which Uproxx deemed “the best country debut of 2017.” Carly’s textured vocals and emotive songwriting prowess are emphasized across the 13 tracks – eight of which she co-wrote, including five with busbee and three with Emily. Carly has embraced the last year with unwavering determination, continuing to prove why her first ACM Awards nomination for New Female Vocalist of the Year is so well deserved. With her first arena tour under her belt on Blake Shelton’s COUNTRY MUSIC FREAKS TOUR, Carly joins Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES, Rascal Flatts’ BACK TO US and Luke Bryan’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY (including stadium dates) tours throughout 2018. For a full list of tour dates and more, visit CarlyPearce.com.