Pearce goes home again
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
– Carly Pearce can go home again.
Pearce, who just became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, will be in Taylor Mill, Ky. on Sept. 2 as the town honors the hometown girl made good.
The city along with Mayor Dan Bell and city commission will welcome Pearce with a special ceremony and signage honoring the local resident turned country singer. That evening, she will head to the Ovation Music Pavilion in Newport, Ky. for Lady A's What a Song Can Do.
Pearce left Taylor Mill and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood. She has released "Every Little Thing" and a self-titled disc plus the very personal EP, "19," earlier this year. The full length "29: Written in Stone" is coming Sept. 17. The release includes "Dear Miss Loretta," a shout out to Loretta Lynn, also from Kentucky, and features another singer from Kentucky, Patty Loveless.
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