Carly Pearce Welcomes A New Family Member Inspired By Loretta Lynn

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Carly Pearce has a new family member! The “What He Didn’t Do” singer shared in a recent Q&A that she expanded her family with a new dog named ‘Retta Lynn, a nod to country music legend — and fellow Kentucky native — Loretta Lynn.

The name also fits an ongoing theme… Pearce has named other pets after iconic artists, including her cat, Emmylou (after Emmylou Harris) and her two dogs, brother-sister dup Johnny and June (after Johnny Cash and June Carter), though her record label notes that Johnny belongs to Pearce’s parents. Pearce spoke about bringing ‘Retta Lynn, a chocolate lab, into her family, and what it was like for June to warm up to another dog. She said, in a statement shared by her label:

“‘Retta Lynn is a little Chocolate Lab that my parents found. And if you know about my journey, I had a childhood dog named Ginger, and I swear to you, this dog looks like Ginger reincarnated, and so, we are all convinced that Ginger sent her. So, she had to join the family. June, my little puppy, didn’t really love ‘Retta Lynn at first. She’s like, no, I don’t know about you. But now they’re best friends. So, now we have just like a big ‘ol Grand Ole Opry family.”

Pearce often shows what an animal lover she is, including posts about her pets on Instagram. She shared a few adorable photos earlier this year: “Johnny & June turn 2 today, so you know we have to party! Happy Birthday to the best babies 🐶♥️🥳”