Carly Pearce runs to stay fit. However, during the quarantine, she mostly walked for excercise, and that was because of one special cat named Emmylou.
Carly recently told us, “I have some animals. I have Johnny and June, we got Retta Lynn – Loretta Lynn, you know, but she goes by Retta – and then we also have Emmylou, the cat.” She explained, “I found during quarantine when I was staying with my parents in Alabama she likes to be walked. And about 3 o’clock every day, she would literally like, look at the door, like, ‘Are you gonna walk me?’ And she’s huge. She’s so fat. Her fat hangs to the ground. And I would take her and put her on a leash, and she would just walk down the road and wanted to walk.”
Pearce just returned from Mexico, where she played Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Playa” and spent time with her boyfriend, seeing the sights of Mexico. She is currently working on her next album and is rehearsing to hit the road with Blake Shelton on his Honky Tonk Tour, which kicks off on February 16th.
She said of 2023 and her plans, “Obviously, at the top of my list is creating great music. I saw how much that changed everything for me. At the end of the day, what we do is put out music, and that’s what kind of continues on our trajectory of what happens next. So, I think making this next record as good or better as 29 is super important to me.” She added, “But I think past just the music stuff, I want to be the women that I love, the Dolly’s, the Reba’s. They’re household names. So, I want to figure out what is my version of that. You know, is that doing something outside of music? Is that just expanding and kind of stretching? I know I can do music, but what else can I do within that umbrella of just challenging myself?”