Carly Pearce

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Carly Pearce
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Carly Pearce at CMA Fest 2017
Background information
Birth name Carly Cristyne Slusser
Born (1990-04-24) April 24, 1990 (age 28)
Taylor Mill, Kentucky, U.S.
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country, Bluegrass
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2016–present
Labels Big Machine
Associated acts Josh Abbott Band

Carly Cristyne Slusser[1] (born April 24, 1990), known as Carly Pearce, is an American country music singer based in Nashville. Her debut single, "Every Little Thing," peaked at number one on the US Country Airplay chart.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Pearce was born in Taylor Mill, Kentucky.[3] Her parents are Todd and Jackie Slusser.[4] She dropped out of school when she was 16 and moved to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee[5] in order to perform at Dollywood five times a week, in addition to contributing to bluegrass music compilation albums.[3] She moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was 19.[6] She signed a developmental deal with Sony Music Nashville in 2012, which was ultimately unsuccessful.[5]

In 2016, she was a featured vocalist on Josh Abbott Band's "Wasn't That Drunk", which charted in the top 40 of Country Airplay.[3] Pearce also toured with the band to perform the song, including a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live![5]

The song's success led to her working with songwriter and producer busbee on her solo debut single "Every Little Thing". After this song received airplay on Sirius XM's "The Highway" channel, Pearce gained a contract with Big Machine Records, which released the single to country radio on February 22, 2017.[6] On October 13, 2017, her first studio album named after the title track "Every Little Thing" was released.

On June 13, 2018, she made her 50th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.[7]

Personal life[edit]

On July 19, 2018, Pearce confirmed that she is dating country singer Michael Ray.[8]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
Every Little Thing 4 32 77


Year Single Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
US Country
US Country Airplay
CAN Country
2017 "Every Little Thing" 5 1 50 1
  • RIAA: Gold[18]
  • MC: Gold[19]
Every Little Thing
"Hide the Wine" 21 13 [A] 13


  1. ^ "Hide the Wine" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[20]

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
US Country Airplay
2016 "Wasn't That Drunk" Josh Abbott Band 46 37 Front Row Seat

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2016 "Wasn't That Drunk" (Version 1)
(with Josh Abbott Band)
Zack Morris
"Wasn't That Drunk" (Version 2)
(with Josh Abbott Band)
Evan Kaufmann
2017 "Every Little Thing" Patrick Tracy[22]
2018 "Hide the Wine" Shaun Silva

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result Ref
2018 ACM Awards New Female Vocalist of the Year Carly Pearce Nominated [23]
CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year "Every Little Thing" Won [24]
Female Video of the Year Nominated




  1. ^ "Since I'm 25 today, I'll be posting 25 things you may not know about me throughout the day! First, my middle name is Cristyne #cpis25". Facebook. 24 April 2015.
  2. ^ Dauphin, Chuck. "Carly Pearce Talks Breakout Hit 'Every Little Thing' and Ensuing Tour: 'I'm Living in a Dream'". Billboard. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Deming, Mark. "Carly Pearce biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  4. ^ Reinert, Melissa (April 6, 2015). "Taylor Mill native living her dream in Nashville". Cincinnati. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Burchard, Jeremy. "How Carly Pearce Went from Teen Dollywood Singer to Budding Country Star". Wide Open Country. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  6. ^ a b Casey, Jim (February 17, 2017). "'Every Little Thing' Singer Carly Pearce Shares 10 Little Things That Shaped Her Into Who She Is Today". Nash Country Daily. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  7. ^
  8. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (July 19, 2018). "Carly Pearce and Michael Ray Confirm They're Dating". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Carly Pearce Chart History – Top Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  10. ^ "Carly Pearce Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  11. ^ "Carly Pearce Chart History – Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  12. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 24, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: September 24, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Carly Pearce Chart History – Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Carly Pearce Chart History – Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  15. ^ "Carly Pearce Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  16. ^ "Carly Pearce Chart History – Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  17. ^ Bjorke, Matt (December 13, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: December 13, 2017". Roughstock. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  18. ^ "American single certifications – Carly Pearce – Every Little Thing". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  19. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Carly Pearce – Every Little Thing". Music Canada.
  20. ^ "Carly Pearce Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  21. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 5, 2018). "The Top 30 Digital Country Tracks: September 5, 2018". RoughStock. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  22. ^ Stephens, Samantha (March 6, 2017). "Carly Pearce Recalls "Every Little Thing"". CMT. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  23. ^ "ACM Awards: Nominees". Academy of Country Music. Academy of Country Music. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  24. ^ "2018 CMT Music Awards: The Winners". Retrieved June 7, 2018.