American country singer Carly Pearce was born Carly Cristyne Slusser in Taylor Mill, Kentucky in 1990. After failing to finish her high school education she left school at 16 and moved to Tennessee for her first professional musical engagement which involved performing at Dolly Parton's themed attraction Dollywood playing bluegrass music five times a week. Pearce continued working on the periphery of the country music business eventually relocating to Nashville to pursue her dreams of being a country artist. Her tenacity eventually landed her a deal with Sony Nashville but success still eluded her. Eventually she was given a feature on the Josh Abbott track 'Wasn't That Drunk' which gave the young singer her first taste of chart success when it peaked in the top 40 of the Country Charts. She launched her solo career in 2017 with the release of 'Every Little Thing' and was rewarded with a number one hit when it went on to top the Billboard Country Airplay Chart and her album of the same name also reached the top five in the US Country Chart later that year.