Carly Pearce has been tapped to sing the National Anthem prior to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6th. The 149th running of the Derby and Carly's performance will be broadcast on NBC.
She shared the news on social media yesterday (Tuesday, April 25th) writing, “Being from Kentucky, this is a major bucket list moment for me!”
Last week, Carly teased the event with a video on social media where she unboxes a wide-brimmed red hat and puts it on her head, giving a wink to the camera. She captioned it, “Hmmm what could this mean?? Place your bets below for what it could be.”
Carly recently performed her 100th show at the Grand Ole Opry.
She is nominated in three Academy of Country Music Awards categories — Female, Single of the Year, and Visual Media of the Year — at the upcoming show, streaming on Prime Video on May 11th at 8 p.m. ET.