Carly Pearce: Her New Boyfriend Is In Her Band
Carly Pearce walked the red carpet at the CMA Awards solo earlier this month (11/8), although she does have a current boyfriend. That would be Carly’s drummer, B.C. Taylor.
The couple have been dating for several months after her breakup with Riley King, whom she dated for a few years. Pearce hasn’t made the new romance a big deal, but she did say in a recent interview that he was at the CMA Awards and part of her performance with Chris Stapleton, saying that being in the band, he was “onstage with me.”
In the same interview, Carly said that she started to have feelings for Taylor: “Probably longer than I want to admit.” She added that she had an “instant connection to him.”
Pearce also said that there are pros and cons to dating someone in your band. She says it’s “really fun” to share that world, which can be “very different.” She said it’s “nice” having someone out there supporting you who gets it and is “quite literally the backbone of your every night.”
Carly also admitted that when she and B.C. fight on the road, “Everybody knows it if we’re not looking at each other onstage.”
On her social media, Pearce posts much more about her two dogs than her new boyfriend, although occasionally, she posts stuff with him. In a post on Instagram saying goodbye to summer a few months back, she shared a photo of her hugging her new man along with several other images from her 2023 summer.
You can see that post here.
Carly spoke about her breakup with her ex-boyfriend, Riley King, earlier this year. Carly said at a Billboard panel on women in country music in June of the split, “For the most part, it was great. People date to see if they’re gonna go the distance, and we weren’t.”
She added, “We just simply were not right for each other, and that’s the bottom line. I am on such a beautiful journey, and I am really excited about the next chapter of my life.”
The couple had been together since 2021.