Kelsea Ballerini To Return As Host For 2024 CMT Music Awards

Grammy-nominated country star Kelsea Ballerini will once again return as host for this year’s CMT Music Awards, marking her fourth consecutive year leading the fan-voted event. Ballerini fronted the CMT Music Awards alongside Kane Brown in both 2021 and 2023, and hosted the show remotely in 2022.

Kelsea Ballerini Is Rolling Up The Welcome Mat (For Good) This Friday (8/11)

Kelsea Ballerini Is Rolling Up The Welcome Mat (For Good) This Friday (811)

When multiple GRAMMY-nominee Kelsea Ballerini wrote and recorded Rolling Up The Welcome Mat with her friend and long-time collaborator Alysa Vanderheym, it was more to sort out the complicated emotions around a marriage ending than a project intended for commercial release. But as one of the most transparent writers/artists of her generation, when she’d finished the in-the-moment Welcome Mat, Ballerini realized this song cycle offered a vulnerability that gave other people room to sort out their own misgivings and disappointments.

Kelsea Ballerini to Make SNL Debut

Multiple GRAMMY nominee, Country Music Association award winner, author and songwriter/vocalist Kelsea Ballerini is slated to make her Saturday Night Live debut as musical guest on March 4th alongside host Travis Kelce. The announcement comes on the heels of a career-defining week for Ballerini who is fresh off the surprise release of her intimate six-song EP Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (Black River) on February 14th. The EP, along with an accompanying short film written and directed by Ballerini, marks the multi-platinum star’s most intimate and honest work to date. The project became an instant hit with fans and debuted to universal acclaim from everyone from The New York Times to Variety to Rolling Stone and more.

Brooks & Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town & Zac Brown Band To Headline ‘New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash’ On CBS

Brooks & Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town & Zac Brown Band To Headline 'New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash' On CBS

The holiday television special NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH returns to CBS this year, and BROOKS & DUNN, KELSEA BALLERINI, LITTLE BIG TOWN and ZAC BROWN BAND will headline, with more artists to be announced. The special will air SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31st, from 8 to 10p (ET/PT), and continue from 10:30p to 1:30a (ET/PT) on the CBS TELEVISION NETWORK. It will also be available to stream live and on demand on PARAMOUNT+.

Watch Now: Kelsea Ballerini “Heartfirst” Official Video

Two-time GRAMMY® Award nominated and multiple ACM and CMA Award winning multiplatinum songwriter, producer and author Kelsea Ballerini presents the cinematic music video for her latest single “HEARTFIRST.” Directed by frequent collaborator Patrick Tracy from a treatment written by the songstress herself, the visual made its broadcast premiere on CMT today. Watch the full video HERE. Listen to “HEARTFIRST”—HERE.