Carly Pearce performs on stage during day one of CMA Fest 2023 on June 08, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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20 Songs That Made Carly Pearce a Bonafide Country Superstar

Carly Pearce's catalog runs deeper than 20 great songs.

Whether your personal taste favors Reba McEntire classics or Luke Combs' latest country radio hit, there's something for you in the catalog of one of today's most gifted stars, Carly Pearce.

The former Dollywood performer and bluegrass vocalist's best songs so far, from punchy banjo tune "Honeysuckle" to the more pop-friendly "Closer to You," have made her a regular on the Grand Ole Opry stage (she officially became a member in 2021, following an invite from former boss Dolly Parton) and a welcome reinforcement in Jon Pardi, Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton and others' push to bring fresh voices to radio playlists and awards show broadcasts.

Along the way, the Taylor Mill, Kent. native has recorded some truly great songs, from the first-person confessionals on her 29 album to Ashley McBryde duet "Never Wanted to Be That Girl," which is among the best mainstream country collaborations of the young decade.

For a small taste of what makes the former ACM Female Artist of the Year and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year so special, check out this rundown of her 20 best songs.

Editor's Note: This story was previously published on Feb. 2, 2023. It was updated on Nov. 7, 2023.

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