Country singers Brett Young, Carly Pearce to perform at Homecoming Concert

Brett Young

Brett Young and Carly Pearce are the artists scheduled to perform at Western Carolina University’s Homecoming Concert on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.

Young, the only country performer on Shazam’s “Emerging Artists of 2017” list, is making his first headlining tour this fall. Young released his self-titled debut album earlier this year. The album features his No. 1 gold-certified debut single “Sleep Without You.” His follow-up single, “In Case You Didn’t Know,” made Young the first country artist to hit the platinum-certification sales mark in 2017. His latest single, “Like I Loved You,” is currently on the charts.

In addition to his headlining tour, Young is currently touring with Lady Antebellum’s “You Look Good World Tour 2017.” Earlier this year, he toured with Luke Bryan’s “Kill The Lights Tour.”

Pearce, another country newcomer, is expected to release her debut album this fall. Her current hit single, “Every Little Thing,” is in the top 20 Billboard country airplay chart.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Monday, Sept. 11, with early-bird pricing running through Monday, Sept. 25. All WCU student tickets will be $5, with all public tickets priced at $10 (plus taxes and fees). Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26, student tickets will be $10 for floor seats and $7.50 for arena seats. Public tickets will be $15 for floor seats and $12.50 for arena seats (plus taxes and fees). The concert is presented by the departments of Campus Activities and Residential Living.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ramsey Center box office or online at