Carly Pearce Shares Emotional Phone Call With Mom After Grammy Win

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Carly Pearce won her first Grammy Award during the 2023 ceremony on Sunday (February 5). She won the award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Never Wanted to Be That Girl,” her duet with Ashley McBryde. It was also McBryde’s first Grammy win.

Pearce and McBryde made history with their win, as it marked the first time two women have won the Best Country Duo/Group Performance award together.

“WROTE A REAL COUNTRY SONG WITH MY FRIEND AND WE WON OUR FIRST GRAMMY. I have no words. Zero. None. More later. I love you @ashleymcbryde,” Pearce wrote in a celebratory post on social media after she and McBryde received their trophies.


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Pearce immediately called her mom to share the news of her Grammy win. She shared a video of their emotional conversation on TikTok.

Hi! Are you watching stuff? Did you know I just won?” Pearce asked her mom. Pearce was clearly in disbelief, and kept repeating, “I just won! I just won!

You can’t make out what Pearce’s mom says to her on the phone, but she was surely excited to hear the big news.

With a shocked look on her face, Pearce told her mom, “I’m a little like, what just happened?

Click here to watch the video of Pearce telling her mom about her Grammy win. Then, look below to watch the official music video for the new Grammy-winning song, “Never Wanted to Be That Girl.”

We’re so happy for Pearce and McBryde!