Pearce sets milestone at Opry
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Pearce sets milestone at Opry

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – Carly Pearce reached a milestone Tuesday night by performing at the Grand Ole Opry for the 100th time.

Pearce made her debut in 2015. Her performance will air on Opry Live on Circle Network Saturday, April 22 at 9 p.m. eastern.

The set from Pearce closed out the night at the Opry, and featured surprise special guest performances. Ashley McBryde joined Pearce to perform their hit "Never Wanted To Be That Girl," while fellow Kentucky native Ricky Skaggs – who inducted Pearce into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame last year – performed a rendition of Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky." The Isaacs' Ben and Sonja Isaacs lent their voices on Pearce's performance of "Easy Going" while Lady A's Charles Kelley joined Pearce for her second number one and now 3X Platinum-certified hit "I Hope You're Happy Now." The two first performed the song together at the 54th Annual CMA Awards in November 2020.

Pearce performed her most recent chart topping song "What He Didn't Do" solo, and was also honored with multiple plaques backstage before her set by executives from Big Machine Label Group, Opry Entertainment and RIAA. She received one to commemorate the song's RIAA platinum certification as well as a second plaque in celebration of her four ACM Awards, three CMA Awards, 2022 CMT honor for Artist of the Year, four number one country radio singles, multiple RIAA certifications, and two-plus billion global streams.

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