By Maxim Mower
It was already shaping up to be a golden year for Kentucky chart-topper, Carly Pearce - but now, 2023 is turning a shade of Platinum.
Pearce has earned two new RIAA certifications for ‘What He Didn't Do’ and ‘I Hope You're Happy Now’. ‘What He Didn't Do’, one of the many stand-out tracks from 2021's 29: Written in Stone album, has been certified Platinum, while the Lee Brice-assisted ‘I Hope You're Happy Now’ has now gone three-times Platinum.
Pearce was presented with her two new plaques as a surprise following her 100th Opry appearance this week, making the celebration all the more special and momentous.
‘What He Didn't Do’ continues to grow into one of Pearce's biggest hits, with the track recently becoming the singer-songwriter's fourth No. 1 at Country Radio.
The infectious song outlines all the ways in which Pearce's ex-husband fell short of the man she hoped he'd be (“The devil's in the details, I won't tell the hell that he put me through / All I know is in the end, it wasn't what he did / No, it was what he didn't do”).
‘I Hope You're Happy Now’ appeared on Carly Pearce's self-titled 2020 project, and as well as featuring vocals from Lee Brice, the classic country earworm was also co-written by Luke Combs.
With Carly Pearce having recently released her celebrated live project, 29: Written in Stone (Live From Music City), she's now readying her next studio album, with the ‘Next Girl’ hitmaker beginning to tease new music during her 2023 live shows.
Given the hot streak Pearce is currently on, few would bet against her upcoming album spawning a whole new array of RIAA certifications and plaques.
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