Well this past Weekend I headed up to my grandfather's house way up in Maine for a nice long weekend of relaxation and family time. While I listen to a lot of country music, you may have observed the name of this "whole thing" as being Pitstop for Country. Well, that hints that I am a fan of racing – in particular NASCAR and have followed it for most of my young life. I listen to Sirius XM NASCAR daily to keep up with all the news and commentary in the NASCAR world. On the ride up I listened per usual and on of my favorite shows, The Morning Drive, Jeff Gluck and Pete Pistone interviewed country artist Carly Pearce. For this weekends Brickyard 400, Carly had the honor of singing the National Anthem at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this very special race.
Hearing the interview with this up and coming female artist, displayed the warm and bubbly nature of Pearce. Despite being easy on the eyes for many, she has an incredible voice to back it all up. She spoke about how she struggled for years before having her recent opportunities. Like many creative talents, she understood that the market is oversaturated and could not latch onto a dream forever without it eventually become a paying gig. She had to work all sorts of jobs to pay her bills and make ends meet while she would sing open mic nights to gain exposure. Inevitably, she found times where she questioned what she was doing and wondered if moving home would be a better option.
The whole time I listened to this interview, I was impressed with her attitude. She is so down to earth and kept repeating how important her fans are to her success. Pete Pistone and Jeff Gluck also mentioned how they could tell how approachable she is with her fans from seeing all her social media activity. One thing I have learned in life, is that the people that struggle and bust their butts to make it tend to have a fire that burns hot. They get let down, the ups and downs through their journey ignites a flame that continues to burn hotter. Once they reach their desired success, they never forget the people who helped get them there. That’s Carly Pearce.
I will be watching for her release of her debut album for later this year and hoping she is able to follow her country/bluegrassy roots. Her very personal song, Every Little Thing has continued to expose listeners to her name and beautiful voice on country radio and SiriusXM stations. Check out her fantastic performance of our country's National Anthem... She did us all proud Sunday.
Check out Carly's heart wrenching music video for her hit song, Every Little Thing
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