Carly Pearce and Michael Ray Are Obsessed With ‘Tiger King’

After finding themselves with a lot of extra free time on their hands, Carly Peace and Michael Ray have turned…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 31, 2020


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Carly Pearce and Michael Ray; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

After finding themselves with a lot of extra free time on their hands, Carly Peace and Michael Ray have turned to the popular Netflix series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness to keep them entertained while self-quarantining in their Nashville home.

While the couple typically binge-watches shows like The Bachelor, Pearce admits they’ve become a bit obsessed with Tiger King.

“Now, our current obsession together is Tiger King. I don’t know how to even begin to explain what I feel about that,” she confessed during a recent interview with her record label. “It is out of control.  If none of you have watched it, you have to watch it.”

At the time of the interview, the couple had not finished watching the entire true-crime series, however, Pearce shared that parts of the show were “too much” for her to watch.

“Michael and I aren’t finished with it but there’s a few parts in it that like, I can’t physically watch. It’s too much for me,” she admitted. “What a weird group of people in society that you didn’t even know was real. I mean, I just can’t believe it.”

Michael Ray recently Tweeted about his love for the series, writing, “The fact that we are #Quarantine the same time the Tiger King is out proves the universe has our back.”

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness details the life of Joe Exotic and other collectors of big cats in the United States. The series also induces Carole Baskin, a big cat conservationist, who accuses people like Joe Exotic of abusing and exploiting the animals.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.