March 8, 2023

2023 Pearl Day Concert to Feature Country Star Carly Pearce

Morgan Howard

Mayor Jake Windham announced that country star Carly Pearce will help celebrate the city’s 50th birthday as the headliner for the 2023 Pearl Day Concert.

The City of Pearl will be celebrating its 50th birthday after being incorporated back in 1973.

The concert will take place Saturday, May 6, in the north lot of Trustmark Park. The concert will also include performances by Travis Denning and Ben Burgess.

This year’s show will be free admission and all attendees will receive a commemorative ticket as they enter.

“We are thrilled to have a rising star in Carly Pearce coming to celebrate our 50th year as a city. It was so exciting to see Carly win a Grammy award this year and can’t wait to welcome her to Pearl,” said Mayor Windham. “It will be an awesome night as both Travis Denning and Ben Burgess will bring great music and high energy to get the show rolling. We also made the decision to make this a free concert so that as many of our residents can come celebrate with us without having to worry about cost.”

Parking will be free as well and the concert will be open seating, first come first serve.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with the concert starting at 6 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring collapsible outdoor chairs or blankets to enjoy the show. A list of prohibited items will be available at under City Events.

Press Release from Pearl Public Information Director Greg Flynn

About Carly Pearce: Fiercely rooted in the classics, the girl who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood has grown into a woman who embraces the genre’s forward progression. GRAMMY® Award winning singer/songwriter Carly Pearce has come a long way from the pain she felt writing her third studio project 29. Now filled only with happy tears, she looks ahead, chronicling her critically-acclaimed and commercially-lauded album with a new version 29: WRITTEN IN STONE (LIVE FROM MUSIC CITY), out March 24 via Big Machine Records. Produced by Pearce alongside David Clauss, the album was recorded during an intimate concert event at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, featuring special guests Lee Brice, The Isaacs, Matthew West, Jenee Fleenor and Ashley McBryde. Pearce continues to resonate with her honest lyrics and timeless musicality while closing her 29 story with current GOLD-certified Top-10-and-soaring hit “What He Didn’t Do,” which has amassed over 200 million streams to date.

 Lighting a fire with her debut album EVERY LITTLE THING and the PLATINUM-certified history making title track, Carly’s 2X PLATINUM-certified “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Lee Brice won both the 2020 CMA Awards Musical Event and 2021 ACM Awards Music Event, plus ACM Single of the Year. She picked up her second consecutive ACM Music Event of the Year in 2022 with McBryde duet “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” Carly’s third No. 1 and the third duet between two solo women to top Country Airplay, dating to the Billboard chart’s January 1990 inception. The song also took home 2022 CMA Musical Event of the Year and won a GRAMMY® Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, marking Pearce’s first and making history as the first female pairing to win in the category.  The Grand Ole Opry and Kentucky Music Hall of Fame member joins Blake Shelton’s BACK TO THE HONKY TONK TOUR throughout the spring. Honored as one of CMT’s 2022 Artists of The Year, the 2021 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and reigning ACM Awards Female Artist of the Year is clearly living out her childhood dream. For tour dates and more, visit

About Travis Denning: A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, singer/songwriter and Mercury Nashville recording artist Travis Denning just released his “clever kiss-off” (Billboard) and “wickedly fun good-riddance anthem” (PEOPLE) “ABBY.” Already amassing over 17 million streams and the track reaching the No. One spot on Sirius XM’s Highway Hot 30, the track earned the most adds at country radio upon add date. Denning celebrated his first No. One and GOLD-certified single in 2020 with the “shadowy” (Rolling Stone) “After A Few.” Accelerating his ascend from a chart-topping single, the song is taken from his debut EP BEER’S BETTER COLD that debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Denning first made waves with the release of his Top 40 debut single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs.” Denning has toured as direct support for Dustin Lynch and has previously opened shows for Cole Swindell, Alan Jackson, LANCO, Riley Green and his first headlining “Heartbeat Of A Small Town Tour.” With over 398M million streams worldwide, Denning has been spotlighted for his head-turning sound and was previously selected as one of CRS New Faces, an Opry NextStage recipient and a CMA KixStart Artist, as he makes his mark within the industry. Inspired at a young age, Denning developed a love for country, pop, rock and heavy metal and started playing local bars from the age of 16, as he built a strong following from his distinctive songs and raucous guitar solos. A prolific writer with an unquestionable stage presence, Denning moved to Nashville and secured outside cuts by Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Michael Ray and more. Denning’s newest songwriting cut includes Michael Ray’s Top 20 single “Her World Or Mine.”

About Ben Burgess: Ben Burgess is the pride of East Dallas, a renaissance man with a golden pen. After landing his first career cut with Jonas Brothers’ “Chillin’ In the Summertime,” he packed up a blossoming career born on Austin’s 6th Street to chase dreams in Los Angeles, but quickly relocated to Nashville shortly thereafter when his twang got a little too loud for the West Coast. Burgess started writing with Warner Chappell Music Publishing in 2015, where he stockpiled cuts including the BMI 2020 Country Song of the Year, Morgan Wallen’s 7X platinum “Whiskey Glasses,” Tyler Rich’s gold “The Difference,” Pat Green’s Texas radio #1 “Drinkin’ Days,” Lil Wayne’s “Dreams,” Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan’s platinum “There for You,” Dierks Bentley’s “My Religion,” HARDY’s “SIGNED, SOBER YOU,” and more. His tracks have landed TV placements on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and commercial spots for Major League Baseball, Xbox, and Lexus. Breaking out as an artist in his own right, Burgess signed to Big Loud Records in 2020, and in the same year, was featured on Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley’s buzzy Chapter 1: Snake Oil album on “Heartbreak.” He was featured on HIXTAPE: Vol. 2‘s “Red Dirt Clouds” alongside David Lee Murphy and Big Loud labelmate ERNEST. Ben has supported Koe Wetzel, Jelly Roll, Warren Zeiders, and others and set to hit the road with Kolby Cooper as well as Larry Fleet this spring. Burgess’ debut album Tears the Size of Texas is out now.

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