Carly Pearce among the 2022 class of ‘Kentucky Music Hall Of Fame’ inductees

Country star Carly Pearce is receiving the honor of becoming a 2022 inductee into the Kentucky Hall of Fame.  Pearce grew up in the state’s own Taylor Mill, and will be honored at a Renfro Valley ceremony on October 28. Other nominees for this year’s induction include Norah Lee Allen (Grand Ole Opry background vocalist), Tommy White (Steel Guitar Hall of Fame), and songwriter Marty Brown. There are also two posthumous nominations for Bluegrass songwriter Pete Goble and producer Paul Yandell.

Said Pearce in a statement: “Kentucky is where I learned to love country music and the incredibly talented musicians who wove their stories and texture throughout the genre. From straight-up sass of The Judds and Patty Loveless or truly understanding Loretta Lynn’s heartache, to the Bluegrass tinge of Ricky Skaggs and Bill Monroe, their influences have driven my music. I am so excited and grateful to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame this Fall.”

Pearce will also be hitting the road on the next leg of her “The 29 Tour,” which launches on March 10 in Chattanooga, TN. Beginning in April, Pearce will be opening for Kenny Chesney on his “Here and Now” stadium tour. More information, along with a complete list of tour dates, is available on Pearce’s official website.

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