Carly Pearce Brings The Sass with Confident ‘Diamond Back’ Performance at 2022 CMT Music Awards

Carly Pearce brought all the sass to the 2022 CMT Music Awards on Monday with a fiery performance of “Diamondback”…

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Lauren Jo Black

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April 11, 2022

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Carly Pearce; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

Carly Pearce brought all the sass to the 2022 CMT Music Awards on Monday with a fiery performance of “Diamondback” from her latest album, 29: Written In Stone. 

Sporting a white and gold mini dress adorned with fringe, Pearce confidently took the stage alongside her band for her first-ever solo awards show performance. 

“Keep the house, keep the truck/ Go downtown, get too drunk/ Kiss a one-night stand with a butterfly on her back/ Take the bed where you used to lie/ Keep the friends I never liked/ And the happy ever after welcome mat/ But you ain’t gonna get this diamond back/ No, never ever gettin’ this diamond back/ You can keep the dog and the Cadillac/ But you ain’t gonna get this diamond back,” she sang from the stage as her peers watched from the crowd. 

As she made her way from center stage, Pearce strutted down the catwalk as fire shot up from the stage on either side of her as she questioned, “who’s laughing now?”

Carly Pearce; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Carly Pearce; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

Pearce is currently in the midst of her 29 Tour and will soon hit the road with Kenny Chesney on the Here And Now Tour. 

The 2022 CMT Music Awards featured performances from  Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Walker Hayes, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Cody Johnson, and more.

Carly Pearce; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Carly Pearce; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

Also taking the stage with never-before-seen collaborations were Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams, Jimmie Allen with Monica and Little Big Town, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas, Thomas Rhett and Riley Green, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson. The Judds also joined forces for their first televised performance in over two decades.

Presenters for Country Music’s Biggest Party included Gabby Barrett, Faith Hill, Isabel May, Jimmie Allen, Rob Corddry, Jordan Davis, Billy F. Gibbons, Gayle King, Taylor Lautner, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Joel McHale, Kacey Musgraves, Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France + Antoni Porowski, LeAnn Rimes, Dylan Scott, and Dennis Quaid.

The 2022 CMT Music Awards, broadcasted LIVE on Monday, (April 11) at (8:00-11:00 PM LIVE ET/delayed PT) for the first time on CBS. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.