Surprised with GOLD + PLATINUM RIAA Certifications During CMA Summer Stay-Cay
Performs Chart-Topping Duet “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Lee Brice
Pictured (L-R): Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – https://app.box.com/s/ra6nf9rjk2rvlimgg0czopl0qr74craq
Pictured (L-R): Carly Pearce and CMA CEO Sarah Trahern –https://app.box.com/s/92al519tajvp8i88uedxts2vp8hkfl90
Photo Credit: Electric Machine/CMA
NASHVILLE, TN (July 2, 2020) – As tour dates are paused, CARLY PEARCE fans still find comfort and excitement in her music. During last night’s CMA Summer Stay-Cay presented by Budweiser Nitro Gold virtual celebration, the two-time chart-topper was surprised with a double shot of RIAA milestones. CMA CEO Sarah Trahernpresented Carly with a plaque commemorating GOLD certification of “Hide The Wine” and invited duet partner LEE BRICE to join the celebration as their No. 1 hit “I Hope You’re Happy Now” earned PLATINUM status. The pair performed their smash collaboration, which has surpassed 225+ million global streams and is featured on Carly’s self-titled sophomore album via Big Machine Records. She penned “I Hope You’re Happy Now” alongside Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana.
“Having songs that meant something to people was always my dream,” expressed Carly. “To see these songs reach such big milestones and see that my music is making an impact on people’s lives is more than I could’ve ever hoped for. I will never take any of this for granted and am so thankful.”
“I knew when I heard the song for the first time that this was something special and I’m honored that Carly asked me to be a part of it,” says Lee. “Thank you to all the fans for loving this song as much as Carly and I did recording it and making this a PLATINUM hit.”
In the variety show style livestream, Carly also competed in Super Easy Trivia with Bobby Bones and performed The Chicks’ “Cowboy Take Me Away.” During the ‘90s Country Cover Challenge with Russell Dickerson, Carly offered a tender version of Patty Loveless’ iconic “You Don’t Even Know Who I Am.”
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ABOUT CARLY PEARCE: Carly Pearce’s kind of Country transcends the moment. Fiercely rooted in the classics, the girl who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood has grown into a woman who embraces the genre’s forward progression. A loyal advocate of Country music’s legacy and future, she has performed at the Grand Ole Opry 75 times since her debut while the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum® partnered on Unbroken Circle: Exploring Country Music History with Carly Pearce. The PLATINUM-certified “Every Little Thing’s” ascent designated Carly as one of only four solo female debuts to chart at No. 1 since 2015. The diversity of Carly’s connection saw her win CMT Music Awards’ Breakthrough Video of the Year and Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest! – Radio Disney Country Best New Artist, plus tours with Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. The down-to-earth female vocalist has quickly carved out her own highly honest, emotionally compelling place in a very Pop-Country world. Working again – and unknowingly, for the last time – with busbee, her self-titled sophomore album (Big Machine Records) maintains her roots and his contemporary sense. The project produced Carly’s second chart-topper, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” a song she wrote alongside Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana. The PLATINUM-certified duet with Lee Brice has amassed 225+ million global streams.
ABOUT LEE BRICE: When current ACM Award-nominated and Curb Records recording artist Lee Brice isn’t selling out arenas, writing and recording songs, or building new brands like American Born whiskey, you’ll find the family man with his wife Sara, two young boys, and daughter. Meanwhile, with more than1.9 billion on-demand streams, and three billion spins on Pandora, Brice continues to enjoy massive success at country radio, digital streaming services, and on the road. His latest mega-hit, “Rumor,” is nominated in the category Single of the Year at the 55th Annual ACM Awards. One of the most-played country artists of all time on Pandora, he is a member of the company’s “Billionaires Club,” becoming only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque. Lee is also a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA nominee and a double ACM award winner, and he’s taken six radio singles to Number One: “A Woman Like You,” “Hard To Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class,” and “Rumor.” Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and others have recorded his songs, and he’s performed on numerous TV shows, including NBC’s TODAY, ABC’s The Bachelor, NBC’s The Voice and FOX’s Miss USA 2018, and has performed as part of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honoring Garth Brooks. Brice – who recently scored a No. 1 at Country Radio with Carly Pearce on “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – is following the massive success of his hit “Rumor” with his current and fastest rising radio single to date, “One of Them Girls,” available now.