WATCH: Carly Pearce Channels Shania Twain with Sassy ‘Any Man Of Mine’ Cover
CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Carly Pearce covered one of her musical heroes on New Year’s Eve when she…
Carly Pearce; Photo by Brett Culver, CBS
CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Carly Pearce covered one of her musical heroes on New Year’s Eve when she performed Shania Twain’s “Any Man Of Mine” during New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash on Friday (Dec. 31).
Pearce took the stage at Nashville’s Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall on New Year’s Eve to perform her second single, “Hide The Wine.”
Sporting a sequin snakeskin mini dress and black booties, Pearce delivered all the sass as she went on to cover the Shania Twain classic.
“Where my ladies at tonight,” Pearce asked the sold-out crowd. “Yall, Shania Twain, I grew up on her. She taught me that all you men out there need to know what a woman wants.”
“Any Man Of Mine” was co-written by Twain and her former husband/collaborator, Robert John “Mutt” Lange. It was released in 1995 and soon became her first chart-topping hit.
Pearce previously opened up about Twain and the influence she had on her during an interview with Rolling Stone.
“I loved Shania [Twain] because I felt like she was such a writer, but also such an artist. I loved seeing who played on the records. I loved seeing all those things,” she shared.
The inaugural New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash also featured performances from Fisk Jubilee Singers, Lady A, Ingrid Andress, BRELAND, King Calaway, Riley Green, Chris Janson, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson, Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and more.
Sam Hunt, Elle King and Zac Brown Band were also set to perform during the concert event, however they dropped off the lineup the day before.
The five-hour celebration also included once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, performances of chart-topping hits and covers of some of the most iconic songs in country music.
Co-hosted by Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones and Entertainment Tonight‘s Rachel Smith, the star-studded New Year’s Eve special aired live from Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday, December 31 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 11:30 PM-1:30 AM, ET/PT), on CBS Television Network.
The show was also available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
Lauren Jo Black
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.