Nashville singer-songwriter Carly Pearce finally breaks big with the hit no one believed in.
At first, bluegrass was her thing
Kentucky, where Pearce grew up, is an epicenter for bluegrass as well as country, so she became fluent in both at a young age. “I got asked to join a bluegrass group at [age] 11,” says Pearce, 27. “Bluegrass musicians are unbelievable, so that’s how I learnt to sing harmony. I played an all-boys prison, every tent revival you could think of, churches, bars -- they would sneak me in.”