2018 keeps getting better for Carly Pearce. The singer finds herself as the latest cover artist of Music Row, an industry trade magazine based in Nashville. The “Hide the Wine” singer was on hand to help unveil the new issue in Music City at an industry event at ASCAP on Aug. 13.
Ahead of the reveal, the singer’s achievements were put on display. This year, Carly is the only female on tour with Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and Luke Bryan. She is also one of three women to see her debut single hit No. 1 on the country charts in the last 12 years with “Every Little Thing.” The new cover girl for Music Row‘s annual Artist Roster issue, Carly could barely contain her excitement.
“This is a huge honor for me,” she tells the industry crowd, staring at her face on the magazine cover. “I keep looking at this, I’m like, ‘Wait, what? Are you sure?'”
— MusicRow Magazine (@MusicRow) August 13, 2018
The reception included wine and hors d’oeuvres after Carly addressed those in attendance and received a plaque in acknowledgement of the magazine’s honor.
“Thank you so much! I’ve been reading this magazine for years and when I first moved to town, it was something really important to me to try to make my knowledge of the town and history stronger,” she says. “This feels full circle . . . what a crazy year-and-a-half I’ve had. I think all of you know how much I’ve wanted to do this and make this my career. . . . it’s an honor that I get to do this and I hope everybody knows I will never, ever take it for granted.”
Carly lands on the cover of Music Row a week after another bucket list dream came true. In early August, she made her debut at Riverbend Music Center. Her hometown venue, the singer grew up watching concerts at the Cincinnati, Ohio, amphitheater and dreaming of one day being on the stage herself.
“Last night was an absolute dream! ” she says in a statement. “I literally sat in those seats watching Rascal Flatts on stage for one of my first concerts. Next to the Grand Ole Opry, Riverbend has been on a pedestal ever since I was a little girl and throughout the years seeing shows with my best friend Kara, who I reminisced with all day! This area shaped me into the person I am and the music that’s made so many memories.”