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With more than 30 Grand Ole Opry appearances under her belt, it is hard to pinpoint just one standout moment for rising star Carly Pearce. But the night she performed her debut smash, “Every Little Thing,” she delivered a stirring, memorable version of the autobiographical breakup song that fans are still talking about.


Carly wowed the Opry crowd in April with her first single, which went on to become her first big hit. As personal as the song was to write and perform, Carly didn’t hesitate to share it with her Opry family.

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“I don’t think I ever had a moment of feeling like I didn’t want the world to hear it,” she told Rare Country. “I want to be an open book and I want to be that friend that when you turn it on, you feel like I’m right there.”

The Opry is clearly a special place for the country newcomer, who got her start at Dollywood. Carly has said that if she could be any place in the world, it would be in the sacred, center circle of the Opry stage.

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“My heart and my identity lies in country music, that’s where I want to live and I hope to really take that to the Grand Ole Opry,” she said. “From a little girl being in Kentucky that was what I dreamt of doing, and so that is important to me. I always joke and say I hope that they know that I’m up for adoption. They can adopt me at any point.”

Carly is now nominated for Opry Moment of the Year at the Rare Country Awards, and it’s up to you to pick the winner. Voting begins Nov. 13 at RareCountryAwards.com and goes until Dec. 13. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert on Dec. 14.

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