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A lifelong dream came true when this country newcomer hit the Grand Ole Opry stage YouTube/Grand Ole Opry
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Country newcomer Carly Pearce just hit No. 1 on the country charts with her debut hit, “Every Little Thing.” It’s a big dream come true, and it’s not the first dream she’s realized with the song.

Carly got everyone’s attention earlier this year when she performed “Every Little Thing” at the Grand Ole Opry. The video has gone viral, but it captures just one of the more than 40 times Carly has performed on the show.

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She tells Rare Country, “Going back to childhood, there are videos of me at four and five years old saying I was going to sing on the Grand Ole Opry one day. That has been such a precious dream and thing for me. The Opry would tell you that I’m obsessed with them, and I kind of stalk them.”

Having that support from the Opry gave her a big boost on her way to country stardom.

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“They’ve really been a key part of the building of my career,” Carly explains. “So, to sing the song that finally kind of sealed the deal for me to get a record deal and have a song on the radio, and just to sing it in that circle was so special for me.”

The performance is even more special because of the rich three-part harmony among Carly and her bandmates, Elise and Bobby. They’ve been singing together for years now, and Carly says their harmonies really sound like they’re siblings more than just band mates.

As for the fan reaction to that “Every Little Thing” performance at the Opry, Carly tells us, “I just think that people love that video because you see the emotion and you feel it and you know that I lived it.”

Carly’s performance of “Every Little Thing” is up for Grand Ole Opry Moment of the Year at this year’s Rare Country Awards. It’s up to you to decide the winner. Vote now at RareCountryAwards.com until Dec. 13. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert event on Dec. 14 in Nashville.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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