PHOTOS: Carly Pearce Enjoys ‘Dreamy’ Napa Valley Vacation With Boyfriend Riley King

The songstress shared adorable snapshots with her “favorite guy.”

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Lauren Jo Black

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May 3, 2023

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Carly Pearce, Riley King; Photo Courtesy Carly Pearce, Instagram

Carly Pearce recently enjoyed a few days off in Napa Valley with her boyfriend, Riley King. 

The GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter took to Instagram to share a few snapshots of her time in wine country with King and captioned the post, “A dreamy few days with my favorite guy ♥️🍷.”

Pearce included several snapshots of the couple sipping on wine as well as scenic views of Napa Valley, including a visit to Caymus Vineyards

“An Amazing Trip”

King, an MLB player turned Nashville-area realtor, was quick to comment on Pearce’s post with a sweet message of appreciation. 

“So grateful for such an amazing trip and memories babe 😘😘,” he wrote. 

Carly Pearce, Riley King; Photo Courtesy Carly Pearce, Instagram
Carly Pearce, Riley King; Photo Courtesy Carly Pearce, Instagram

Carly Pearce and Riley King have been dating for several months. She recently gushed over the Montana native and his unwavering support while chatting with E! News at the 2023 CMT Music Awards. 

“This is all he wants for me to do,” Pearce explained of her boyfriend. “I think it’s really hard to find a supportive significant other when you live this crazy life, and he does it like a champ.”

Tapped To Sing The National Anthem At The Kentucky Derby

The couple’s trip to Napa Valley comes just days before Pearce is set to return to her home state of Kentucky to perform the national anthem at the 149th Kentucky Derby. 

Pearce is the thirteenth major artist to perform the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the iconic horse race, which will take place at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6. Her “bucket list” performance will take place just after 5 pm ET and will broadcast live on NBC as part of the network’s Kentucky Derby coverage. 

Just days later, Pearce will perform at the 2023 iHeartCountry Festival at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. The star-studded lineup also features Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Sam Hunt, Elle King, Parker McCollum, and more. 

Carly Pearce recently wrapped her time on Blake Shelton’s Back to the Honky Tonk Tour where she got the chance to get to know Gwen Stefani on a more personal level. The pair recently joined forces on the CMT Music Awards stage for a collaborative performance of “Just A Girl.”   

Carly Pearce and Gwen Stefani perform onstage during the 2023 CMT Music Awards; Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for CMT
Carly Pearce and Gwen Stefani perform onstage during the 2023 CMT Music Awards; Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for CMT

“I love her,” Pearce previously told Entertainment Tonight of Stefani. “I’ve gotten to know her pretty well being on tour with Blake and she just is a true fan of songwriting, just like me.” 

Working On New Music

On the subject of songwriting, Pearce closed the chapter of her expertly crafted album, 29: Written In Stone, with the release of a live album earlier this year. The project chronicled her life after her divorce. Now, she says she’s ready to write about something else.  

“I’m thankful that I don’t have to write about a divorce anymore,” she recently told her record label. “But this phase of my life, while it is very exciting and fulfilling and fun and upbeat, there are still struggles that come with that, and I think I’m just really excited.” 

Carly Pearce at the 2023 CMT Awards Photo: Getty Images for CMT Emma McIntyre
Carly Pearce at the 2023 CMT Awards Photo: Getty Images for CMT Emma McIntyre

While details surrounding her next project have yet to be revealed, Pearce has been teasing a new song called “Trust Issues” during her live shows. 

As fans anxiously await the arrival of her next musical chapter, one this is certain: she will continue to be honest about what’s going on in her life.  

“Obviously, I learned a lot sonically about where I want to continue to push myself into the rootsier side of my music. But I think more importantly, I just learned that fans, they just wanna hear what I’m going through and what my perspective is and how I see the world in that period of time in my life.” 

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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.