Carly Pearce dares at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. The singer told ET’s Rachel Smith that fans can expect a “flashy” performance from her at the awards show Sunday night.
“I’ve been in a lot of black and white, you know, all over my social media. So, I feel like it’s time for a little bit of boldness,” Pearce said. “A bit of color in my life. So I’ll say there is color, and then my performance is very … eye-catching.”
Pearce is nominated for three ACM Awards, including Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and Music Event of the Year for her duet with Lee Brice, “I Hope You’re Happy Now.”
Pearce, who will duet with Brice at the awards show, called it a “full-circle moment.”
“It’s a full circle for me because these are just my stories and now they are part of country music history,” the singer gushed. “They’re nominated in these big categories and I think it’s a really amazing thing to say, ‘Wow, the things I have to say matter and are important in the genre that I love the most.’
When it comes to what it would mean to take home a trophy for the 30-year-old country star, Pearce said, “Everything.”
“I wish you could understand the whole body chill that washed over me even when you said that,” Pearce said when asked how he would feel if he achieved his first ACM victory. “It would mean everything. I mean, the ACMs, I grew up watching them, I wanted to be a part of them. This year is the first year that I feel like I’m really making my label and it would be crazy.”
The 2021 ACM Awards will air live on April 18 at 8 p.m. on CBS and Paramount +.