Watch Carly Pearce Freak Out Over Her 3 ACM Award Nominations

Country star Carly Pearce shared a video of her learning she was nominated for three ACM Awards. Scroll to see the singer's sweet reaction to the news.

By Kaitlin Reilly Feb 26, 2021 5:55 PMTags

Carly Pearce is very happy now. 

After earning not one but three nominations a the 2021 American Country Music Awards, the superstar took to Instagram Feb. 26 to share excitement.

"My mom and I were waiting for the @acmawards nominations announcement this morning and then I got THE call from @scottborchetta," she captioned a video which showcased the moment she heard the news. "He tells me I have not one but THREE and one of those is FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR!! I truly have no words. Thank you thank you thank you, gonna go cry all day."

In the video, Carly is giddy as she answers the call from Big Machine Records' Scott Borchetta, who barely gets out the word "congratulations" before she screams "I can't believe this!" 

In addition to the Female Artist of the Year nod, Carly's song with Lee Brice "I Hope You're Happy Now" earned a nomination for Single of the Year and Music Event of the Year. 

Her peers in the country music world were quick to share their support for the artist. Jennifer Wayne commented on Carly's post, "Yessss sister!!!!!!!!!! So deserving! Superstar." Rachel Wammack added, "SO PROUD." Lindsay Ell wrote, "YES MAAM!!! So proud of you."

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Carly has a big year ahead. In addition to her ACM nods, she is also celebrating the release of her third album 29, which dropped on Feb. 19. The musician, who recently split from husband Michael Ray told E! News that writing the album was a healing experience. 

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"I remember feeling like I was going to have to climb a mountain at the start of this project," Carly shared. "The first song I wrote for the project, I definitely was at the bottom of the mountain. But as I finished it and as I stand here today, I'm on the top of the mountain."


With a few ACM nominations under her belt, it's clear the view is great.