Carly Pearce’s Team Clarifies ‘Misinformation’ After Canceled Indiana Concert, Confirms $75,000 Refund

The canceled Jeff Goes Country performance was originally set to take place on July 1.

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 7, 2023

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Carly Pearce; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Carly Pearce’s team issued a statement to address the “misinformation” surrounding her canceled performance at Jeff Goes Country in Jeffersonville, Indiana, which was originally set to take place on July 1.

A representative for Carly Pearce told WHAS11 that they are “aware of some misinformation about Saturday night’s free concert in Jeffersonville, Indiana.”

The country superstar was forced to abruptly cancel her free concert at the River Stage on July 1, despite reports of the City of Jeffersonville suggesting for her to take the stage earlier. The City of Jeffersonville’s suggestion was in an effort to minimize the potential of risks associated with the impending severe weather at the time. 

According to the city’s official Facebook page, Pearce reportedly “refused” to proceed with the show. 

“Carly Pearce has just informed city officials that she has cancelled her performance at tonight’s Jeff Goes Country due to her concerns of severe weather potentially developing later this evening,” a statement on The City of Jeffersonville’s Facebook page read. ”Unfortunately, Carly Pearce refused the city’s request for her to take the stage early as way to avoid any threat of severe weather and more importantly, so the show could safely happen. The city is disappointed in Carly Pearce’s decision.”

In the new statement, issued by Pearce’s team, they clarified that “the safety of Carly’s fans is always our primary concern” and “after a complete review of the situation, the decision to cancel the show was made, primarily to not put any fans in harms way.”

“With lightning and heavy rain taking place throughout the day of the show, local law enforcement warned of the strong possibility of incoming inclement weather continuing into the evening,” they continued.

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

The statement also revealed that the “What He Didn’t Do” singer is returning the $75,000 advance payment for the concert. 

After the decision was made to pull the plug on her performance, Pearce and her team were also “offered final payment for the show on-site, which is industry standard, but declined to accept the payment” from the event’s promoter.

”Additionally, the advance deposit paid to Carly is in the process of being returned,” Pearce’s team added. ”This show was hosted by iHeartRadio’s WAMZ-FM/Louisville and Carly was very excited to perform. She truly wishes she could have performed as planned had the weather conditions been safe for her fans, band and crew.”

Mayor Mike Moore of Jeffersonville expressed his well-wishes to Pearce, stating that he wishes her “the best” and appreciates her decision to refund the $75,000.

A New Musical Chapter

The news comes after Carly Pearce stepped into the next chapter of her musical journey with the release of “We Don’t Fight Anymore” featuring Chris Stapleton. 

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

The tune, which arrived on June 16 via Big Machine Records and impacted Country radio on June 20, finds Pearce channeling the reality and complications of a relationship.

While the couple in the narrative longs for a way to reconnect, it appears that loneliness and a feeling of distance are what ultimately bring their story to a close. She explains that even though nothing has gone terribly awry between the pair, the relationship cannot survive on the lack of connection at play.

“This song embodies a place that I think, if we are honest with ourselves, we’ve all felt at some point in a relationship. The distance that feels heartbreaking, yet you’re also indifferent.” Pearce shared of the track on social media. “I’ve always been a writer who never wanted to shy away from the ‘uncomfortable’ moments in all of our lives, and this song feels too important not to share.”

Pearce has always been one to let her heart guide her songwriting. In this case, her incredible ability to capture the disheartening yet mature emotions made for an exploration of honest lyrics and striking vocals. 

“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.

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Co-written by the GRAMMY, CMA and ACM-Award winning singer-songwriter alongside frequent collaborators Shane McAnally and Pete Good, the song is further elevated through Stapleton’s captivating talent as it intertwines with Pearce in a set of dreamy harmonies. 

“Having Chris Stapleton join me on this song was a dream come true and he unlocked an element to the story that I didn’t even know it needed,” she added. 

“We Don’t Fight Anymore” marks Pearce’s debut as a co-producer as it was produced by McAnally, Josh Osborne, and Pearce.

Additionally, it serves as the first release since her critically-acclaimed third studio album, 29: Written In Stone.

Carly Pearce has plans to appear at several fairs and festivals throughout the year. She will hit the stage at Cedar County Fair, Country Thunder, Watershed Festival, and more.

She’s next scheduled to perform on July 14 at the Delaware County Fair in Manchester, IA. 

Click HERE to view a complete list of Carly Pearce’s upcoming tour dates.

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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.