Watch Carly Pearce and Lee Brice Perform ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ on ‘Our Country’ Pre-Show

Carly Parce and Lee Brice delivered a memorable performance of their Top 15 and climbing duet, “I Hope You’re Happy…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 6, 2020


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Carly Parce and Lee Brice delivered a memorable performance of their Top 15 and climbing duet, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” during the ACM Presents: Our Country pre-show on Sunday (April 5).

Pearce and Brice recorded their clips from the comfort of their homes and were joined by Pearce’s bandmates.

Together, but apart, the singers shared a stunning rendition of the song.

After their performance, Pearce shared a message with fans, encouraging everyone to continue to practice healthy habits during this time.

“Country music fans, we love you guys so much,” she said. “We want you guys to stay safe during this time because if we stay safe, we practice social distancing, we wash our hands, we’ll all be together soon. We love you guys so much. You’re what makes our heart  and our world go ’round.”

Click above to watch their performance.

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” was written by Pearce alongside Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana. The track is the second single from Pearce’s self-titled sophomore album.

ACM Presents: Our Country aired on Sunday (April 5) at 8:00 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access. The two-hour special also included performances from Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan and many more. The show also showcased clips of artists’ favorite moments the ACM Awards’ 55-year history.

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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.