Published On: Thu, Feb 8th, 2018

Video: Carly Pearce – Hide The Wine

Nashville’s rising star talks exclusively to Country Music magazine about singing as a teen at Dollywood, her bluegrass passions and unveils new single Hide The Wine.

Carly Pearce

Carly was signing in a band at Dollywood aged just 16: “It was kind of get-to-know-country-music with a little bit of history, so I was singing everything from Patsy Cline and the Carter Family up to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.”

Carly Pearce’s Every Little Thing made her one of 2017’s breakout pop-country stars – now she’s back with new track Hide The Wine. Watch how Carly made the new Hide The Wine video below!

Twenty-seven-year old Carly is already a country veteran. She grew up listening to bluegrass and still loves it. She tells Country Music, “Ralph Stanley, Patty Loveless, The Judds, Ricky Skaggs – all have amazing character and tone to their voices and are amazing songwriters. They’ve all helped to shape me into the artist that I am.”

Carly tells us: “It’s our duty to write real life, especially in country music. And that is one hundred per cent the kind of artist that I want to be.”

She began as a performer at the tender age of 11, and was even performing at Dollywood aged 16. “I met Dolly at Dollywood a few times. But I just recently played The Today Show and she happened to be there, we released our albums on the same day. So I met her again as an adult, and that was very special!

Carly likes writing a drinking song, especially “one for the girls” like Hide The Wine. “A lot of things happen when alcohol’s involved… good or bad! There’s temptation with Hide The Wine; truth on Wasn’t That Drunk; pain with If My Name Was Whiskey…”

“For my top five Dolly Parton songs, Jolene would be number one. Then Here You Come Again, Why Do You Come In Here Looking Like That, Coat of Many Colours, and I close my set every night with 9 to 5. Yes, of course I love I Will Always Love You, but I think that’s too predictable!” she laughs.

But enough of her past, right now Pearce is concentrating on what looks like a very bright future. “I have always loved country music. That’s always where I saw my future and to this day I just want to make a real mark on the country music industry. And I promise that I’m making plans to come over to the UK in 2018.”

And Carly thinks the time is right for more female singers in country: “Radio wants women, they’re seeing that consumers want women. In the next five to 10 years I think you’re going to see a lot more women come through.”

There’s much more Carly Pearce in the April/May 2018 edition of Country Music magazine, on sale 8 March!



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