Carly Pearce Says “Thank You!!” to the Guy Who Broke Her Heart After Winning CMT Award

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I’ve always been a fan of Carly Pearce, but her acceptance speech after winning Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2018 CMT Music Awards was the best thing I’ve ever seen. 

Carly won the award for her music video for “Every Little Thing,” a heartfelt song about breaking up and moving on. She took to the stage already in tears, feeling grateful for her fans who got her to this point. 

“OH MY GOD,” she said, holding back tears. “Y’all, I sat up in the stands with my mom so many years wondering if I would ever get here. Fans, you have absolutely changed everything for me.” 

She went on to thank her label and producers, closing with what might be the best statement of all-time ever. 

“I’m freaking out. I just have to say one more thing— to the guy that broke my heart: THANK YOU!!” 

Preach, sister!

Carly also took to her Instagram to thank her fans further: “I sat as a fan so many years ago in the nosebleeds… praying, hoping, wishing.. that one day I’d know what it felt like to hear my name called… and tonight, because of YOU, I did. I will never ever be able to tell you what this meant to me and the HONOR it is to finally be a part of the country music family. To the fans, THANK YOU FOR EVERY. LITTLE. THING.” 

 

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.