NASHVILLE – The hits keep coming for country music artist Carly Pearce.
On Wednesday, the Taylor Mill native landed an Academy of Country Music award nomination for "New Female Artist of the Year."
Pearce is competing against fellow up-and-comers Danielle Bradbery, Lindsay Ell and Ashley McBryde for the award.
The ACM will reveal the award's winner, along with winners in other categories, during a live ceremony taking place Sunday, April 7 at the SuMGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Pearce won the Breakthrough Video of the Year at the Country Music Television Awards last June for her song "Every Little Thing."
The 28 year old dropped out of Scott High School at 16 to pursue her dream of being a country singer. Pierce worked for years as a performer at Dollywood in Tennessee while attending a nearby school to try to break into the music industry.
Then in 2014, Pearce landed a job as a background singer to "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale. The star helped Pearce develop relationships with country bigwigs, which eventually led to a song collaboration with the Josh Abbott Band and a record deal.
"Y'all, I sat up in the stands with my mom so many years wondering if I would ever get here," Pearce said through tears as she accepted her CMT award.