Carly Pearce Talks ‘Dream’ Tour With Kenny Chesney, Teases On-Stage Collaboration

After wapping her wildly successful 29 Tour, Reigning ACM and CMA Awards Female Artist/Vocalist of the Year, Carly Pearce is…


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April 19, 2022


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Carly Pearce; Photo by Getty Images for CMT, Kenny Chesney; Photo by Ethan Miller_Getty Images

After wapping her wildly successful 29 Tour, Reigning ACM and CMA Awards Female Artist/Vocalist of the Year, Carly Pearce is preparing to embark on her biggest tour yet: Kenny Chesney’s Here And Now Tour 2022. 

With the opening night of the tour just days away, Country Now caught up with Pearce on the CMT Music Awards red carpet where she gushed over the chance to join one of her favorite artists on tour. 

Carly Pearce; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Carly Pearce; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

“This has been like a dream come true for me,” the Kentucky native shared. “I feel like he is the ultimate artist to be a part of a tour and I feel like I’m gonna learn so much from him.”

Pearce, who will accompany the eight-time Entertainer of the Year on all 41 dates of the tour, will also be joined by Dan + Shay and Old Dominion on the 21 stadium dates. 

She says she’s more than ready to bring the “girl power” to the male-dominated tour. 

“These last couple of years, what that’s done for me is just really make me be intentional about who I am when I step out on stage and be the artist that I’ve always wanted to be, so I’m just gonna bring it to the stadiums and amphitheaters instead of the theaters,” Pearce explained. 

Can fans expect to see an on-stage collaboration between Carly Pearce and Kenny Chesney? 

She remained right light-tipped, but teased, “It might be coming.”

Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy CMA
Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy CMA

Pearce previously opened up about her friendship with Chesney and shared her excitement over the chance to watch his show every night.

“I’ve loved Kenny Chesney forever, and he’s become a friend of mine over the last year,” Pearce told Everything Nash. “He’s honestly been a mentor, and I’m so excited to get to watch his show every night, and hopefully learn something every night. I feel like he’s the King of Country Music for touring.”

Kenny Chesney Here And Now Tour

The Here And Now Tour 2022 kicks off on Saturday, April 23 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The tour runs through August 27 with back-to-back nights at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. 

Tickets are available HERE.

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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.