Born into the bluegrass brawn of Kentucky, Carly Pearce has never known a moment that Country music wasn’t her destined path. At the young age of 11 she began touring with a local band, at 16 quit high school for a job performing at Dollywood while being homeschooled and learned humility working odd jobs upon moving to Nashville. Now, with her highly-acclaimed debut album EVERY LITTLE THING (Big Machine Records) and the GOLD-certified No. 1 blockbuster title track, Carly is the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015 and joins an elite group as one of only three women to accomplish this feat in the past 12 years. Aligned with sought-after producer/songwriter busbee and regarded as “the best country debut of 2017” (Uproxx), Carly’s textured vocals and emotive songwriting prowess are emphasized across 13 tracks including her full-bodied new single “Hide the Wine.” The CMT Next Women of Country alum was named to multiple 2017 Ones To Watch Lists as People touted her “the new voice of Country,” and the momentum has continued.
Trent Harmon was excited to tell his girlfriend that he had big news. But she did too…she was leaving. When his longtime love shared she was moving to Thailand to fulfill her dream of teaching overseas, the Country singer-songwriter was heartbroken. Propelled into the writing room with the raw emotion of how much he would miss her, he suddenly felt a kinship with pets everywhere. And not only did he get the girl, he delivered a poignant new single, cut-you-to-the-core “You Got ‘Em All (Big Machine Records). The chill-inducing song is a study of the particular type of solitude he was left to experience, running down the laundry list of shared memories and sung in the expansive tenor that won Trent the title on the last season of American Idol in 2016. From the lone piano notes that open the ballad to the story-telling lyrics of a girl fleeing her small town to spread her wings and the boy lost without her, “You Got ‘Em All” perfectly encapsulates that universal bittersweet ache of letting someone go. His expressive vocals blending melody and sentiment of knowing the right thing to do if you truly love someone.Amazingly, But his wounded pride coupled with Minton’s impending nuptials—he was headed to his rehearsal dinner that night—provided inspiration. Though winning American Idol was a dream come true, it brought along a unique set of challenges. Yet like the moments of rising to the top each week, Trent once again has triumphed with his most personal work to date.
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Proceeds benefits Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. By delivering live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds, Musicians On Call adds a dose of joy to life in a healthcare facility. Since 1999, their volunteer musicians have performed for nearly half a million patients and their families. With your help, they can do even more.