Watch: Carly Pearce Performs Superb rendition of “O Holy Night”
As Christmas approaches, Carly Pearce got into the holiday spirit with an appearance on CBS this morning.
The “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” singer stopped by the show, hosted by Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil and Nate Burleson, to talk about Christmas and the incredible year she’s had.
2021 saw Pearce win the CMA Award for Female Singer of the Year, win 2 ACM Awards for Single of the Year for ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now ‘with Lee Brice as well as Music Event of the Year for the same song, the release of their third studio album 29: written in stone and she was invited by Dolly Parton to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry (not in that order).
âEven hearing all of this stuff in real time, this is the most breathtaking year I have ever had in my life. I’m the happiest now, âPearce told host Gayle King.
But shortly before that, Pearce hit a low point in her life with her divorce from ex-husband Michael Ray in 2020 after eight months of marriage.
âI turned to writing music at a time when I didn’t know what else to do and country music has always been the thing that made me feel understood the most. And during that time of my life, I wrote this album in real time and it’s the album that really made people see me as a human being and see that we are all going through things, âhe said. -she declared about her album, 29: written in stone. “Not just because I have a pretty dress, I don’t go through things.”
With it all behind her, Pearce envisions the holidays and performs her favorite Christmas song, as well as her grandparents’ favorite, “O Holy Night”.
âI felt so many people put their arms around me at a time when I thought I might break. But especially on Christmas Eve, I remember my faith and the unwavering support my grandparents had in me. I know they are rejoicing and looking down, feeling proud, âshared Pearce.
Then Carly is ready to perform during the New Years Eve: Nashville Big Bash, airs live December 31 (8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET / PT, 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET / PT) on CBS and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount +.
Check out Pearce’s interview and performance on “O Holy Night”.
Photo by Mary Kouw / CBS