Taylor Mill native and rising country star Carly Pearce reached another milestone in her career. The “Everything Little Thing” and “Hide the Wine” singer announced on Twitter that she’s joined the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup.
“To say I’m THRILLED is an understatement. I can’t wait to see all of the floats and experience the morning on truly another level,” Pearce said in the tweet.
YALL! I’m going to be in the @Macys Parade this Thanksgiving!!!! To say I’m THRILLED is an understatement. I can’t wait to see all of the floats and experience the morning on truly another level. 🦃
— Carly Pearce (@carlypearce) November 1, 2018
The announcement was followed by the release of her new single, “Closer to You,” on Friday.
In June, Pearce accepted one of the country music industry's most coveted awards, the Breakthrough Video of the Year award at the Country Music Television Awards.
— CMT (@CMT) June 7, 2018
The 28-year-old singer and songwriter grew up in Taylor Mill, Kentucky, about seven miles south of Covington. She sang in a bluegrass band at age 11. By 16, she'd convinced her parents to let her leave Scott High School to move to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, where she performed shows at Dollywood.
There were some bumps along the way.
A record deal she thought would be her golden ticket fell through, and she wouldn't earn another significant break until 2014, when a job as a background singer to "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale helped her develop relationships with country bigwigs.
That led to a collaboration with the Josh Abbott Band that put her on the country top 40 for the first time, and it piqued the industry's curiosity enough that people were listening when she released her first single, "Every Little Thing."
Pearce is currently touring with a Friday night show at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. She has international shows in Dublin, the United Kingdom and Australia scheduled in March.
Fans can catch Pearce on the Harvest in the Valley from Green Giant float on Thanksgiving Day.
What’s next for the homegrown singer? Who knows, the Super Bowl?
WCPO contributor Ryan Clark contributed to this report.