ESCANABA — CARLY PEARCE, the new voice of country, takes the stage at the U.P. State Fair on Monday, August 12.
Carly Pearce is a 27 year old who grew up in a small town in Kentucky. At the young age of 11, Pearce fronted a Bluegrass band to perfect harmonies. While she chased her dreams, she served as a back-up singer for Lucy Hale and sang duets with the Josh Abbott Band. After years of hard work on her own, Pearce’s love for country music and her desire to persevere resulted in her debut single, “Every Little Thing.”
“Every Little Thing,” which chronicles Carly’s life, led her to join an elite group of only three women to accomplish the highest charting solo female debut in the past 13 years. She went on to release two more chart-toppers “If My Name Was Whiskey” and “Hide The Wine.” Carly then began touring with major tours such as Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Rascal Flatts and Luke Bryan.
Since she was four years old she dreamed of performing at the Grand Ole Opry, Carly has now celebrated nearly 60 invitations to perform there. “Her voice lights up,” the producer explains. “It’s a true timeless thing, not of the moment, but always. She’s soulful, and Bluegrass comes naturally from her. All those things, plus the roots of Country music are part of her rising. But while she can do the big vocal stuff, she can do a lot without it: small things that speak volumes.”
Grandstand Entertainment at the U.P. State Fair is free with paid admission. A limited number of Gold Circle tickets for up close seating are available by contacting the presenting sponsor, Island Resort and Casino at 877-475-7469 or online at islandresortandcasino.com.