Carly Pearce says that no matter how vulnerable her most personal songs might make her feel, it's important for her to share them with the world. She explains: [“I feel like I’m pretty shy naturally, at my core. I would say very few people really know me.  But I think that I feel the most understood when I’m writing songs, and I feel really inspired when I’m telling a true story. I think that country music fans have shown me since day one that they want my true heart, which I think gives me the confidence to just go there. And I can always tell in a writing room, when I’m inspired it’s because it’s happened to me.  And I do think I’m a songwriter just as much as I’m a singer.”] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . I'm a singer.)

Carly sits inside the Top 20 on the country charts with "Next Girl," her latest single drawn from personal experience.

She was among the performers at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater last night (Tuesday, July 27th) as part of the Country Music Association's "CMA Summer Jam," a brand new, two-night summer concert experience which will air on ABC later this summer. Carly was joined by Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Carrie UnderwoodLainey Wilson and Dwight Yoakam. 

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