Carly Pearce Dishes on What Makes Michael Ray "The One"

January 7, 2019
Carly Pearce & Michael Ray

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Carly Pearce and Michael Ray took their already-adorable relationship to the next level on December 19th, when they got engaged in Riviera Maya, Mexico. And Carly says there were several things that make her confident that he's the person she's supposed to spend her life with.

“Our grandfathers both played such key roles into our lives," she reveals in a statement from her label. "The Pearce name is my grandfather – the red feather on my arm and my logo, all of that.  Amos is his grandfather’s name that he named his record after. 

"And where we’re going, who we were raised by, how we were raised, what we value – we both have very old souls," she continues. "And I think what’s just important to us really lined up and what we prioritize and the kind of passions that we have, and we both are very driven people and our hearts are the same. I don’t know how I explain that. That sentence of ‘find the person that makes you better,’ and I was always like, ‘Well what does that even mean?’ Because nobody I’m with, really, I feel like makes me better. I’m very independent. So I was always like very against that statement cause I never understood what that meant. And I get it now.”