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Carly Pearce Pledges Proceeds From Spring Tour to Kentucky Tornado Victims


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Proceeds from ticket sales for the 2022 leg of Carly Pearce's The 29 Tour will benefit tornado victims in the reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year's home state of Kentucky.

Pearce has pledged $1 from each ticket sold for her March and April tour dates as part of a partnership with the nonprofit organization Plus1. Per its website, the group assists artists looking to "engage audiences to effect change" through "social and environmental justice initiatives."

"There are a lot of people from my Kentucky home who are going through a really devastating time right now with their lives completely changed overnight so having the opportunity to help with some of the rebuilding is so important to me," Pearce said in a press release.

Tickets to Pearce's spring tour dates went on sale on Dec. 17.

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The 2021 portion of Pearce's headlining tour began on Nov. 4 in Des Moines, Iowa and lasted through a Dec. 3 stop in Bloomington, Ind. In between, she and opening act Andrew Jannakos appeared in six major markets: Minneapolis (Nov. 5); Chicago (Nov. 6); New York City (Nov. 18); Richmond, Va. (Nov. 19); Washington D.C. (Nov. 20) and Nashville (Dec. 2).

She'll perform her latest album start-to-finish during 11 additional spring dates. Hannah Ellis will open the March and April stops.

Recent release 29: Written in Stone builds upon her 2021 EP 29 with eight additional songs, including "Dear Miss Loretta," featuring country legend and fellow Kentuckian Patty Loveless.

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"To hear Patty Loveless sing your words, there's no way to describe that sensation, "Pearce said in a statement. "Her voice is Appalachia, those mountains and hollers are country music. To think, a year ago, I was asking myself, 'What would Patty Loveless do?' thinking about all her songs, how smart and sassy she always was... and now she's on one of mine."

Read More: Rooted in Country: Carly Pearce on Patty Loveless' 'You Don't Even Know Who I Am'

Pearce introduced "Dear Miss Loretta" on the Opry stage earlier this year. It was that performance that led Loveless, a cousin of Lynn and her sister Crystal Gayle, to reach out to Pearce about recording the tribute to the Coal Miner's Daughter.

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"I ain't a coal miner's daughter, But I've sung it all my life/ I ain't been a widow, But I've been an ex-wife," Pearce sings. "And I hear your truth, And I feel your pain/ Now I know why you sang that way..."

Pearce says 29, which chronicled the heartbreaks and triumphs of the last year of her 20s, was only the beginning.

"Once I started writing, I thought I'd gotten it all out of my system," Pearce says. "But the songs just kept on coming, and I realized to truly understand how you come out the other side, not just a quick snapshot, this full project needed to happen. Now people can see how you thrive and shine even in the lowest moments."

In June, Pearce was surprised by Dolly Parton with an invitation to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Pearce's induction followed on Aug. 3.

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Carly Pearce's The 29 Tour Spring Dates

March 10 -- Chattanooga, Tenn. - Walker Theatre
March 11 -- Louisville, Ky. - The Brown Theatre
March 12 -- Springfield, Mo. - Gillioz Theatre
March 17 -- Rutland, Vt. - Paramount Theatre
March 18 -- Portsmouth, N.H. - The Music Hall
March 19 -- Albany, N.Y. - The Egg Performing Arts Center
March 24 -- Tulsa, Okla. - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
March 26 -- Oklahoma City, Okla. - Tower Theatre
April 7 -- Ashland, Ky. - Paramount Arts Center
April 8 -- Kalamazoo, Mich. - Kalamazoo State Theatre
April 9 -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada - The Opera House

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