Grammy-award winner country music singer and songwriter Carly Pearce will perform at the 76th Annual NC Azalea Festival, Thursday, April 13th in Wilmington. Tickets are on sale now.
Carly grew up in Kentucky and left home at the age of 16 to work for the “Country Crossroads” show, a program part of the Dollywood theme park. At the age of 19, she moved to Nashville, TN to pursue a country music career. After a few years of a self-described “roller coaster” ride, Carly signed with Big Machine Records.
In February 2017, her first single, “Every Little Thing” was released and peaked at number five on the “Billboard Hot Country Songs” chart…and number one on the “Billboard Country Airplay” chart. Carly’s debut album, of the same name, was released that year and debuted at number four on the “Billboard Top Country Albums”. During this time, Carly toured with Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Blake Shelton.
Carly’s self-titled second album was released in 2020…followed by her third album, “29: Written in Stone” in 2021. Carly is a three-time Country Music Association Award winner, a four-time Academy of Country Music Award winner, has received one CMT Music Award and picked up her first Grammy Award this year. She became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2021 (fittingly invited by Dolly Parton).
Carly is clearly living out her dreams and is excited to bring her music to the 76th Annual NC Azalea Festival, Thursday, April 13th at Live Oak Bank Pavilion in Wilmington, NC. Doors open at 5pm – show starts at 7pm. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at www.ncazaleafestival.org.
The North Carolina Azalea Festival, held each year in Wilmington, is a community celebration and the largest festival of its kind in the state. Founded in 1948, the Azalea Festival has emerged as the state’s premier event. The Festival’s concerts, fairs and special events are attended by an estimated 300,000 people and has a direct annual economic impact on the state, exceedingly an estimated $50 million.
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