Hot on the heels of releasing “the best country debut of 2017” (Uproxx), Carly Pearce reveled in every little thing with her first appearance on NBC’s Today this morning. Hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford introduced the breakout vocalist before she launched into the aching title track from her debut album Every Little Thing, available now on Big Machine Records. Following her own segment, Rits Wilson stayed in the studio to catch Carly’s performance.
Marking a serendipitous moment, Carly was reunited with her idol and one-time employer Dolly Parton. At just 16 years old, she convinced her parents to quit high school to perform in the Country show at Dollywood. The full circle moment validates Carly’s tenacity and passion that has long fueled her childhood dreams.
Already scoring a three-week No. 1 on SiriusXM’s The Highway with “Every Little Thing,” Carly earned her second chart-topper on the platform this week with “If My Name Was Whiskey.” She remains the only solo female currently in the Top 10 at Country radio – making her one of only four women to crack the Top 10 in the format this year – in addition to previously being selected for iHeart On The Verge and as Cox Media’s first Plugged in artist. The breakthrough momentum has resulted in over 10,000 downloads each week and excess of 30 million on-demand streams to date.
Early praise with profiles in The Washington Post and Billboard, People magazine recently honored Carly as “the new voice of Country” on their annual Ones To Watch. Throughout the fall, she joins Brett Young’s Caliville Tour, which kicked off Saturday (10/14) with a sold-out show in Charlottesville, VA and returns this weekend in Kansas City, MO (10/21). For a full list of tour dates and more, visit CarlyPearce.com.