‘Country Fans Love the Truth’ Carly Pearce finds honesty is the best policy

Carly Pearce says she has no plans to stray from country music. (Submitted photo)

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Carly Pearce has been called country singer’s new “It Girl.”

She seems to take it all in stride, but there’s a slight tinge of excitement in her voice.

“Oh my gosh, it’s been a very crazy trip around the world,” she says about a recent trip to Australia. “I never expected fans to be this enthusiastic and love it.”

Set to play the Pima County Fair on Saturday, April 20, Pearce will Tucson if al the talk about her is true.

“It’s a high-energy show and a really good representation of who I am and all facets of my personality,” she says. “I do covers that are really important to me at the end of my show.”

Pearce released her debut album, “Every Little Thing,” in 2017, and is working on that elusive sophomore effort.

“It was so embraced this past year,” she says. “I have no aspiration of going outside of the genre. I have always wanted to write songs that connected with people. I was brutally honest on this record. There were so many things I never thought I would share with anybody. Country fans love the truth.

“I’ve heard so many stories about how my music touched people. Every song I put out there is authentic.”

Up next for Pearce is the “Ride All Night Tour” with Jason Aldean and Kane Brown, and the release of her second album.

“I’m so excited,” she says about the tour. “I’m such a fan of his. It’s going to be a really fun summer. I’m getting to go out with all these amazing male artists. Opening the shows will be fun.”