Carly Pearce won the CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year award, and she was floored, to say the least. After hearing her name and jumping up, Carly came onto the stage and was clearly overcome by emotion. She then asked fellow nominee Ashley McBryde, “Help me?” Ashley came up to the stage and said, “There’s a lot of love and respect in this category.”

Carly said crying, “I really didn’t think this was gonna happen.” She added, “I have had such a crazy year, and I just want you to know that this means everything to me. Country music is all I love so thank you so much!”

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