There were a lot of great moments at the 54th Annual CMA Awards this year, but probably one of the greatest did not even happen during the show’s broadcast. Prior to it’s airing, it was announced that Carly Pearce and Lee Brice won the CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year for her song “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” Carly was at home doing an interview with a radio station when she received the news. The moment was captured on video, and you can see all the raw emotion wash over Carly as the news of the win sets in.
“I Hope You’re Happy Now” is a song that Carly refers to as “the little gift that keeps giving”. Co-writing the track with Luke Combs, Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton, and then singing it with Lee Brice were all special moments for Carly, but probably the most important connection she has to the track is that it was the last song her producer busbee worked on before he got sick and passed away from brain cancer in 2019. Carly says that with the nomination and win for CMA Musical Event, she “could not think of a more special moment for the person that gave me so much.”
Carly adds “2020’s been interesting, but I think that there are beautiful moments. And for me, something that’s been a beautiful constant thing for me during this hard year has been music. It’s been country music and getting to create country music and then to be recognized in such a huge way. I love country music and it has saved my soul and this is just another way that it continues to save me and make me realize who I’m supposed to be and what I want to do in life.”
Check out the music video for Carly Pearce and Lee Brice’s CMA Award winning song right here…
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