Carly Pearce marks anniversary of her grandfather’s passing: “I have been thinking about him so much”

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Carly Pearce is reflecting on the passing of her grandfather.  

Carly’s beloved grandfather, from whom she gets her last name, passed away in 2008. She says she still gets messages from him, as evidenced by the lightning bug that paid her a visit on the anniversary of his death.  

“My grandpa has been gone 14 years today. I have been thinking about him so much, and then this little lightning bug appears in my house randomly…which if you knew us, is such a sign,” she writes on Instagram Stories alongside a clip of the bug climbing up the wall, accompanied by a teary-eyed and heart emoji. 

As a young girl raised in Kentucky, Carly’s grandparents helped instill a love of country music in her when they listened to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio. Once she became a country star herself, Carly wrote a song inspired by her grandparents’ love, “It Won’t Always Be Like This,” that’s featured on her 2020 self-titled album. 

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