Carly Pearce Wants ‘All The Pumpkin Pie’ This Thanksgiving

Bring out those stretchy pants because Thanksgiving is almost here, and Carly Pearce already has her menu stacked in preparation…


Madeleine O’Connell

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November 23, 2022


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Carly Pearce; Photo by ABC

Bring out those stretchy pants because Thanksgiving is almost here, and Carly Pearce already has her menu stacked in preparation for the delicious holiday.

When asked what she hopes to have on her plate this year, Pearce eagerly said, “I just want it all.” 

“Oooh, turkey, dressing with some gravy on it. I don’t really like my turkey with gravy on it but I want it with dressing,” she told her record label in a recent interview before adding, “Cranberry sauce, some kinda sweet potato something, then all of the pumpkin pie. Like, all of it. I just want it all. A lot of times my mom makes a pecan pie for my dad and a pumpkin for me.” 

While the food is a great part of the holiday tradition, Thanksgiving is also about reflecting on the past year and recognizing the feeling of gratitude. This year, the Kentucky native definitely has a lot to be grateful for. 

Her accomplishments of 2022 have consisted of winning two ACM wins, getting inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, seeing her duet with Ashley McBryde, “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” reach No. 1, and being named a 2022 CMT Artist of the Year. Pearce also continues to watch her single, “What He Didn’t Do” climb the charts and most recently, she earned a CMA win and a GRAMMY nomination, both for her duet with McBryde.

In addition, the country star has had several milestone performances and will soon have new music to bring to the stage with her. Carly Pearce recently posted to Instagram sharing that “it’s time to start the next record, which we did this week.”

She added, “So much has changed in my life for the good. I can’t wait to share where I am.”

During a previous interview with Taste of Country, Pearce admitted that her next album will be “100 percent vulnerable.”

She has already proved that she is moving on from the heartbreak of her last full-length project, 29: Written In Stone, which drew inspiration from her divorce from country star Michael Ray. Fans got a taste of this new chapter of songs when she performed a heartwarming unreleased track inspired by her current boyfriend Riley King at The Listening Room on Friday evening (Nov 4).

While performing the surprise song titled “Trust Issues,” Pearce honored her vulnerability from the past and also revealed her hopefulness as she looks ahead to the future with her partner and former MLB player turned Realtor.

After thanksgiving, Pearce will switch gears a bit as she prepares to reclaim her hosting duties for the Country Music Association’s (CMA) 13th annual holiday television special, CMA Country Christmas.

With the newly released lineup, fans learned that the one-hour show will feature festive performances from Steven Curtis Chapman, Dan + Shay, Scotty McCreery, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Pearce, Molly Tuttle, and The War And Treaty. 

Carly Pearce, who co-hosted the 12th annual CMA Country Christmas alongside Gabby Barrett, is “SO excited & honored to be your host again this year.”

While it’s unclear which songs each artist will perform, fans did hear a teaser of Pearce belting out the lyrics of the Christmas classic, “Here Comes Santa Claus.” 

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CMA Country Christmas, which is a production of the Country Music Association, will air on Thursday, December 8 at 9/8c on ABC and the next day on Hulu Disney+

Beginning February 16, the “Every Little Thing” singer and rising country star Jackson Dean will be hitting the road in support of Blake Shelton’s Back To The Honky Tonk Tour.

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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.