Carly Pearce’s Emotional Reaction To Her ACM Nominations is Priceless

Carly Pearce can’t contain her excitement over her ACM Awards nominations.  On Friday morning (Feb. 26), it was revealed that…


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February 26, 2021


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Carly Pearce can’t contain her excitement over her ACM Awards nominations

On Friday morning (Feb. 26), it was revealed that Pearce earned three nominations for the upcoming 56th Academy of Country Music Awards, including her first for Single of the Year and Music Event of the Year for her collaboration with Lee Brice on “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” and her first for Female Artist of the Year.

The songstress took to Instagram to share her reaction to the news with fans. In a video captured by her mother, an emotional Pearce is seen on the phone with her record label President/CEO Scott Borchetta where she screams, “I can’t believe it!” 

She goes on to admit that she’s “freaking out” and tells him, “I seriously can’t breathe!” 

“I truly have no words. Thank you, thank you, thank you, gonna go cry all day,” she captioned the Instagram post. 


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The news comes just one week after Pearce made headlines with the release of her captivating new project, 29. The seven-song release is, “from start to finish, more soul-baring and unflinchingly honest than anything she’s ever released before,” and sums up a year of struggles for the rising star. 

The 2021 ACM Awards will return to Music City, broadcasting live from three iconic venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.

The star-studded event will air on Wednesday, April 18 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network and will be streamed live and on-demand on Paramount+ and CBS All Access.

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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.