Watch Carly Pearce’s Tearful Reaction To Her CMA Awards Win

Carly Pearce; Photo by Hunter Berry/CMA
Carly Pearce; Photo by Hunter Berry/CMA
Carly Pearce; Photo by Hunter Berry/CMA

Carly Pearce won her very first CMA Award this morning and her reaction was PRICELESS.

Pearce and Lee Brice’s chart-topping duet, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” won the award for CMA Musical Event of the Year ahead of tonight’s 54th Annual CMA Awards and Pearce couldn’t contain her emotions upon hearing the good news.

The singer/songwriter was in the midst of doing a radio interview from home when she got word of her big win. Her tearful reaction was caught on camera and she later shared it to Instagram.

“GUYS I WAS SITTING DOING INTERVIEWS AND GOT THE NEWS THAT @leebrice AND I WON “MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR.” This was the moment I found out as I sobbed on the phone in my pjs,” she wrote. “Thank you, thank you, thank you. In a year that started as the hardest I’ve ever experienced, YALL are helping me see the big, bright, BEAUTIFUL light at the end of the tunnel.”


“I Hope You’re Happy Now” was also nominated for Music Video of the Year and is still in the running for Song of the Year. Pearce is also nominated for New Artist of the Year.

Pearce will perform the chart-topping hit with Charles Kelley during the CMA Awards tonight as Brice was unable to appear after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

The 54th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, will take place live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.