Just Before CMAs, Carly Pearce Lost Both Her Front Teeth

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Carly Pearce arrived at the 54th Annual CMA Awards with a stunning emerald gown and a painful secret. Pearce was set to perform her hit, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” during country music’s biggest night of the year, but what viewers did not know was that the 30-year-old Kentucky native suffered an injury just days earlier.



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Pearce revealed to E! News that a sudden fall on Halloween left the singer without her front teeth! In the interview, Pearce admitted:

“I fell and knocked my two front teeth out. I had a bunch of stitches in my mouth, looked completely different than what I looked like right now, and it was kind of scary because I knew I was going into the biggest week of my life.”

Carly Pearce also worried about how the accident might affect her CMA performance. The award show was a massive moment in Pearce’s career. The country newcomer celebrated an early win for the Musical Event of the Year Award for her single “I Hope Your Happy Now,” which Carly released with country music peer Lee Brice.

“But with every day, I was like, ‘Please Lord, let my face heal so I can do this’ because this is such a huge moment,” Pearce candidly spoke on how she felt during the days before her CMA Awards performance.”

Due to a positive COVID-19 test, Lee Brice stepped down from the CMA Awards, but Pearce still performed her latest single alongside Lady A’s Charles Kelley. The artists’ collaboration made for a memorable country music moment!


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After such a successful show, Pearce expressed her gratitude and excitement for her road ahead. The singer also hinted that new music might be around the corner!

“I am just going into the new year excited about new music, excited about this chapter for me and just feeling really good.” Pearce promised her fans.

We are feeling “really good” about Carly Pearce’s music, too! Fingers crossed for an early release!