Born into the bluegrass brawn of Kentucky, Carly Pearce has never known a moment that country music wasn’t her destined path. At the young age of 11, she began touring with a local band. By 16, she quit high school for a job performing at Dollywood while being homeschooled before moving to Nashville, working odd jobs and playing songwriter rounds for the last nine years. Nashville has suited her well as her debut single "Every Little Thing" found its way to No. 1 on the country music charts in 2017. Carly's career is going places, but for Nashville's sake, we sure hope she sticks around.   

In your eyes, what makes Nashville unique?Nashville is the perfect blend of city life and Southern charm. I feel like I get the best of both words. A little country, a little city. :)

What brunch spots do you enjoy? My favorite is Marché, but I also love The Garden Brunch Cafe, The Southern, and Fido.

What do you like to do on your day off in Nashville? I love grabbing a latte at CREMA, running on one of the amazing greenways, eating lunch at Kalamatas and dinner at Burger Up for their kale salad!

Where do you like to grab a drink in Nashville?I'm a huge wine lover, so a couple of my go-tos are Bastion, Barcelona, Pinewood Social, Rumors East, and Butchertown Hall.

It's date night! Where's a fun place to go?Epice, City House, Butcher & Bee, Eastland Cafe, and Two Ten Jack.

Opry aside, what music venues do you enjoy?I absolutely love the Station Inn. I grew up on bluegrass music, and this place is the heart of it in Nashville. I also love the Bluebird Cafe and The Listening Room Cafe to hear all the amazing songwriters our city has to offer!