Carly Pearce To Take The Stage With Chris Stapleton For ‘Dream Come True’ Performance At CMA Awards

The superstars are teaming up for the live performance debut of their new duet.


Madeleine O’Connell

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October 27, 2023


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Carly Pearce; Josh Brasted/CMA, Chris Stapleton; Hunter Berry/CMA

Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton are teaming up to perform their powerful duet, “We Don’t Fight Anymore” live on stage for the very first time during the 57th Annual CMA Awards.

Following the announcement from The Country Music Association, revealing the first round of performers for “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” Pearce took to social media to share the news with fans. 

CMA Awards Performance

In her caption, Pearce expressed great excitement for the upcoming performance, claiming it to be a “dream come true.”

Her caption read, “To say this is a dream come true would be an understatement… see you soon for a performance I’ll never forget @cmaawards 🥺🤍”

Who Wrote “We Don’t Fight Anymore?”

Co-written by the GRAMMY, CMA and ACM-Award-winning singer-songwriter alongside frequent collaborators Shane McAnally and Pete Good, “We Don’t Fight Anymore” finds Pearce depicting the reality behind the struggles of trying to keep a failing relationship afloat.

The tune officially impacted Country radio on June 20 and earned the title of No. 1 most added with 95 first-week stations.

“We don’t yell ’cause what the hell difference would it make?/ We don’t cuss and we don’t care enough to even hate/ We could tear up the house, we could burn the whole thing down/ But boy what for? ‘Cause we don’t even fight anymore,” Pearce and Stapleton sing on the chorus.

Is Lucy Hale In Carly Pearce’s Music Video?

Pearce brought “We Don’t Fight Anymore”to life with a cinematic music video starring actress Lucy Hale. It was a full-circle moment for Carly Pearce and Lucy Hale as Pearce previously toured with Hale as a backup singer when Hale pursued country music. In 2014, Hale released “You Sound Good To Me” as the lead single from her debut album, Road Between. Pearce appeared alongside Hale on tour and during media appearances, including a performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Re-live the music video starring Hale alongside Euphoria actor Shiloh Fernandez below.

During this year’s star-studded event, Stapleton will also take the stage for a solo delivery of his new single “White Horse.” Within the first week the song’s release, it received a whopping 135 adds, marking the biggest add day of 2023 of country radio. It also achieved the biggest add day of the last 12 months at country radio, the biggest add day of Stapleton’s career, and the biggest add day for Mercury Records since 1997. This marks the highest chart debut for the country superstar at Mediabase with an entry at No. 31.

Carly Pearce and the “Tennessee Whiskey” singer are both heading into The 57th Annual CMA Awards as some of the top nominees of the night.

Carly Pearce; Photo by Allister Ann, Chris Stapleton; Photo by Becky Fluke
Carly Pearce; Photo by Allister Ann, Chris Stapleton; Photo by Becky Fluke

Stapleton is vying for the highest honor of the evening, Entertainer Of The Year, alongside Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Luke Combs. He is also in the running for Song of the Year and Single of the Year (“You Should Probably Leave”), in addition to Male Vocalist Of The Year. Plus, Stapleton is a featured vocalist on Taylor Swift’s Music Video of the Year nomination, “I Bet You Think About Me” (Taylor’s Version).

Meanwhile, Pearce is up for Single of the Year, Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” with Ashley McBryde, as well as Female Vocalist Of The Year.

Who Is Performing On The CMA Awards?

The CMA Awards will also feature performances by Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Megan Moroney, Old Dominion, Jelly Roll, Tanya Tucker, and Lainey Wilson. 

Hosted by Bryan and Peyton Manning, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, on Wednesday, Nov. 8 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC and available next day on Hulu.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.