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Watch Now: Carly Pearce will spend 2018 "holding the torch" for women in country music

ABC/Image Group LACarly Pearce is going to spend 2018 hanging with some of the hottest men in country music, and she says she can hardly believe her luck.

Speaking to ABC Radio at Tuesday's Country Radio Seminar, Carly said, "I can't even really believe I'm about to say all this to you, but next week, I start the Blake Shelton Country Music Freaks Tour and I'm representing the ladies on that. And then I jump over to the Rascal Flatts Back to Us Tour."

She continued, "I do a couple dates with Thomas Rhett on his Life Changes Tour and then I finish up my year playing arenas and stadiums with Luke Bryan! So it's a really good year. Saying it out loud is weird!"

The "Hide the Wine" hitmaker says she's proud to be holding it down for the women of modern country music on all these tours, and she takes that role very seriously.

"I feel a responsibility to continue to carve out my lane the way that Kelsea and Maren and all of the females that I've loved and idolized -- like Dolly and Reba and Trisha and Faith -- [have done]," she said. "[And] to hold country music precious, and continue to hopefully hold a torch and keep allowing there to be a place for women."  

On Wednesday, Carly performs as part of the Country Music Seminar's prestigious New Faces show. Her first date with Blake is February 15.


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