Carly Pearce: CMT Next Women of Country Live Exclusive

Kentucky Native Shows Deep Musical Roots With Acoustic Performance of “Dare Ya”

Don’t tempt Carly Pearce with a good time. She’ll “dare ya” to make your move.

The Kentucky native’s stripped-down performance of the flirtatious “Dare Ya” from CMT Next Women of Country Live is sweet and breezy, much like the feeling of falling in love.

Born in Taylor Mill, Pearce grew up with a dream of country music stardom and a drive to achieve it. At age 11, she jumped onstage and never looked back. Including bluegrass bands and a stint at Dollywood, Pearce had that “thing” and everyone who saw her, saw it.

Years of hard work and dedication to defining her unique sound paid off and led her to the Grand Ole Opry stage and a high-profile duet with the Josh Abbott Band on the hit “Wasn’t That Drunk.” Now, she has a brand new record deal with Big Machine Records.

Pearce is magnetic. Her smile, her Kentucky drawl, her darling personality and charm match the warm, velvety voice with which she sings those amazing songs she writes. There’s an accessibility and relatability in Pearce’s star power that makes her even more appealing.

With wispy and lilting vocals akin to those of Alison Krauss and one of Pearce’s heroes, Emmylou Harris, Pearce is bringing a contemporary tone to her bluegrass-infused roots and bearing a torch for past as she moves into what is sure to be a very bright future.

We’ll finish up the month-long string of new Next Women Country Live performances with exclusives from Brandy Clark, Ruthie Collins, Lindsay Ell, Courtney Cole, Cassadee Pope and Tara Thompson

Meanwhile, enjoy Carly Pearce’s “Dare Ya.”

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.