Carly Pearce to Be Inducted Into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame
Carly Pearce will forever be enshrined in Kentucky music history. The country starlet will be a part of the 2022 class to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
“Kentucky is where I learned to love Country music and the incredibly talented musicians who wove their stories and texture throughout the genre,” shares the Kentucky native. "From straight-up sass of the Judds and Patty Loveless or truly understanding Loretta Lynn’s heartache, to the bluegrass tinge of Ricky Skaggs and Bill Monroe, their influences have driven my music. I am so excited and grateful to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame this fall.”
The "Every Little Thing" singer shared the news with her fans via social media. In the caption, she reminisces about being 10 years old and singing anywhere she could across her home state.
Pearce will be inducted alongside classmates "I’m From the Country" hit songwriter Marty Brown, Grand Ole Opry background vocalist Norah Lee Allen, Steel Guitar Hall of Famer Tommy White, and posthumously, bluegrass songwriting legend Pete Goble and master guitarist and legendary producer Paul Yandell.
Loretta Lynn — an idol of Pearce's — is also a member of Kentucky's Music Hall of Fame, as are the Backstreet Boys, Florence Henderson, Rosemary Clooney, Keith Whitley and Boots Randolph, among others.
The "Hide the Wine" artist will kick off the second leg of her 29 Tour on March 10. The trek wraps on April 9. Pearce is also nominated for several ACM Awards: Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for 29: Written in Stone, Video of the Year and Music Even of the Year for "Never Wanted to Be That Girl" with Ashley McBryde.