Carly Pearce was one of five people honored at the CMT Artists of the Year event on October 12. The country singer, who was the only female honoree this year, hit the red carpet ahead of the event in Nashville. She looked absolutely stunning for the look, wearing a lavender lace mini dress with a pretty scalloped hem and hot pink single strap stiletto heels! Carly’s red carpet look was complete with her brunette hair styled in long, loose mermaid waves around her face. Her glamorous look was also to die for as she rocked understated neutral shades of makeup for the occasion. To accessorize, Carly wore dangling earrings, and she finished off the look with rings on each hand and a lovely natural white manicure.
The past 12 months have been incredible for Carly, who released her album 29: Written in stone in 2021. The album reached the no. 1 song “Never Wanted To Be That Girl”, which was released Ashley McBryde. In 2022, Carly also took home two ACM Awards, and was nominated for five awards at the upcoming CMA Awards. In 2021, she won Female Vocalist of the Year at the CMAs, and she hopes to defend that title.
Carly’s fellow honorees at the CMT Artists of the Year event are Kane Brown, Walker Hayes, Cody Johnson and Luke Combs. Carly, Cody and Walker are all first honorees, while Kane and Luke have both achieved the honor twice in the past. Meantime, Alan Jackson is recognized as the Artist of a Lifetime, while Lainey Wilson is named Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
“The last year of my life has been something out of a country music fairy tale,” Carly wrote on Instagram after being confirmed for the CMT special. “All the dreams I’ve had since I was a little girl made their way to my reality. Thank you CMT for naming me one of their Artists of the Year. What a year it was for a girl who always wanted to sing country music.”
In addition to being honored at the event, Carly will also take the stage to perform. Aside from the honorees, other confirmed contestants include Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Ciara and more. These stars will appear as performers and/or presenters throughout the evening. CMT Artists of the Year will air on CMT on Friday, October 14th from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM ET.