“I Hope You’re Happy Now” Marks Her Second No. 1

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NASHVILLE, TN (June 15, 2020) – When CARLY PEARCE shares vulnerability and heart, people connect. Her PLATINUM-certified “Every Little Thing’s” ascent designated the Kentucky native as one of only four solo female debuts to chart at No. 1 since 2015. This week, the GOLD-certified “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” marks her second No. 1 single on both Mediabase Country Aircheck and Billboard Country charts, following the peak position in Canada. The LEE BRICE duet was released jointly via Big Machine Records & Curb Records and has surpassed 207 million global streams as critics praise the pair.

“Life is crazy and takes you places you never thought, making the most beautify moments,” reflects Carly, who penned the track alongside Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana. “Thank you, Lee, for lending your incredible voice to this song. What started as my apology to someone from my past made me realize we all fall short sometimes. I’m so very grateful for life’s lessons and celebrating this No. 1. Country radio and all of you who embraced this song … thank you!”

“I am still so humbled that Carly asked me to be a part of her story with this perfect country duet. I want to say thank you to the Country music community, its fans and JR Schumann at SiriusXM for suggesting me to Carly.  Being on top of the charts again with the perfect partner means the world to me!” expressed Lee.

Believing in their success upon release, Rolling Stone Country foreshadowed, “she also appears to have another bona fide hit on her hands with ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now,’ a wrenching duet with Lee Brice.”  Taste of Country noted the “vintage country teamwork” as ABC News Radio insisted “Carly Pearce and Lee Brice reinvent the classic country male/female duet.”

Billboard remarked “Pearce and Brice’s voices blend beautifully” as Nash Country Daily echoed about “two of the best voices in country music” and Country Now surmised, “with its heartfelt lyrics and sound reminiscent of country duets from years past, ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ is destined to be a hit.” Sounds Like Nashville concurred, “built on a foundation of classic-country duets, ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ feels like a throwback in the best sense of the word — much like Pearce’s breakout “Every Little Thing” did.”

Carly and Lee recently performed an acoustic version of “I Hope You’re Happy Now” during her 75th Grand Ole Opry appearance. Unknowingly working with producer and mentor busbee for the last time on her self-titled sophomore album earlier this year, the sentimental night also served as a tribute. Carly sang “stirring ballad ‘Show Me Around’ for the first time. Laying bare her wounded heart, she dedicated the aching acoustic ballad to producer busbee, who passed away in September 2019 at the age of 43 after a shocking cancer diagnosis. But even though it was filled with genuine grief, the pure-country track is focused on a silver lining — looking forward to being reunited” (Sounds Like Nashville).

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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. 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. For updates, visit

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 is currently 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.