Kelsea Ballerini & Anthony Mackie to host “2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS” on Monday, April 11th on CBS

Kelsea Ballerini & Anthony Mackie to host “2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS” on Monday, April 11th on CBS

Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie to host “2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS” on Monday, April 11th on CBS  Country music’s only entirely fan-voted awards show to air LIVE from Nashville; 2022 Nominations to be revealed Wednesday, March 16th  “CMT MUSIC AWARDS EXTENDED CUT” to air Friday, April 15th on CMT with all-new performances and bonus content.

Kelsea Ballerini’s Acclaimed Studio Album “kelsea” Now Certified Gold!

Kelsea Ballerini on Country Music News BLog

Gearing up for a massive new year, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum songwriter, producer, and author Kelsea Ballerini parlays the energy and success of a banner 2021 into what promises to be an even brighter 2022. Along the way, she has quietly emerged as one of the most impactful artists in country music and popular culture at large.

Perfect For Winter – Kelsea Ballerini’s “Feel Your Way Through” Poetry Collection is Out Today!

Kelsea Ballerini's "Feel Your Way Through" Poetry Collection

OUT TODAY: Two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum songwriter, producer and recent multiple CMA Award winner Kelsea Ballerini has released, Feel Your Way Through. Available at retailers and online today, the book is published as a Ballantine Hardcover by Ballantine—an imprint of Random House. The collection is available  HERE. Feel Your Way Through is already climbing the bestsellers charts and has reached Top 50 overall on Amazon, including #1 in the poetry category.

ACM Reveals Talent Lineup For April 5th ‘Our Country’ Special


STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR “ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT ON CBS   Special to feature At-Home Performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown & John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban   Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker to Honor Kenny Rogers

CMA Foundation Honors 30 Music Teachers with Music Teachers of Excellence Awards

NASHVILLE—The CMA Foundation, a national music education nonprofit and the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, is honoring 30 music teachers from across the country as Music Teachers of Excellence. Now in its fifth year, the annual program was created in an effort to recognize those educators who are having the greatest impact on their students, using music as a vehicle for change.

Tune In Alert: 2018 CMA Fest on ABC!

CMA Fest 2018 on ABC

Mark your calendar and clear your schedule this Wednesday night at 8/7c as ABC brings us the hottest party of the summer with great performances from the 2018 CMA Music Festival, hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett! Performers this year include Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, The Brothers Osborne, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and SO MANY MORE! For a full line-up visit our friends at the CMA website!

Watch Now: Kelsea Ballerini – I Hate Love Songs Official Video

Kelsea Ballerini - I Hate Love Songs

Black River Entertainment’s KELSEA BALLERINI is steering clear of romantic clichés in her playful new music video for chart-climbing single “I Hate Love Songs.” Slated to make its sneak peek debut on the big screens of CMA Fest 2018 during tonight’s concert at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, the full video will be available to watch on Vevo immediately following the world premiere. Filmed on a local soundstage, director Traci Goudie captured Ballerini pulling out all the stops to avoid the trappings of love from an interrupted proposal and failed kiss in the rain, to a Matrix-moment to narrowly escape a tossed bouquet from a bride. Leading up to the premiere, fans can get an inside first look at the behind-the-scenes making of the video exclusively on and Returning to host the 3-hour CMA Fest special on ABC (airing 8/8 at 8/7c) for her second year alongside former tourmate Thomas Rhett, the showstopper will take the stage tomorrow night (6/9), for a vibrant set of fan-favorites from her acclaimed sophomore album, UNAPOLOGETICALLY, including “I Hate Love Songs” – which Billboard claims “has all the makings of a career hit for Ballerini” – plus the history-making GOLD-certified, #1 “Legends.” On Sunday (6/10), Ballerini will participate in Xfinity Fan Fair X as the Artist of the Day from the CMA Close Up Stage before wrapping a jam-packed festival week of epic appearances. The bona fide trailblazer will then gear up to hit the road as Keith Urban’s special guest on the GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR, following her sold-out headlining THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR. Beginning on June 15 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO, the anticipated trek runs through November 3 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. After a stirring stripped-down performance of the cheeky ode (penned by Ballerini, Shane McAnally, and Trevor Rosen), which Rolling Stone praised as “marvelous” during the 2018 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday (6/6), she is next up for three nods at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards: The Bestest – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist, Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song(“Legends”), and all-genre XOXO – Best Crush Song (“Legends”). The sixth annual event will take place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA, and air on the Disney Channel, as well as additional Disney-branded platforms, on June 23. For more information on KELSEA BALLERINI, visit and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Kelsea Ballerini on Country Music News BLog

KELSEA BALLERINI UNAPOLOGETICALLY CAPS STAR-DEFINING YEAR WITH  AT&T AUDIENCE NETWORK TELEVISION CONCERT SPECIAL TONIGHT Before ringing in 2018, Black River Entertainment recording artist KELSEA BALLERINI is topping off a “mountaintop” year with an exclusive one-hour television concert special, Kelsea Ballerini, presented by AT&T AUDIENCE Network tonight. Filmed live from Nashville, Ballerini is offering at-home viewers a front-row seat to her milestone performance at Bridgestone Arena. Airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV channel 239, AT&T U-verse channel 1114, and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW, the high-caliber footage was captured in front of a sold-out audience during the final U.S. date of her fall run on Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR. “Some of my biggest concert memories have been at this venue and Nashville shows are always super special,” Ballerini shares. “To be able to bring fans into my tour world and share this epic night with them is really cool.” Mixing her history-making #1s from her GOLD-certified debut THE FIRST TIME – PLATINUM-certified “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan,” and “Dibs” – with breakout tracks from her acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY, such as the anthemic title track, “I Hate Love Songs,” and Top 15 and rising lead single, “Legends,” Ballerini’s top-tier set further cements her Country music stardom. Click here to see a standout first look of Ballerini’s “Legends” performance, as revealed by Rolling Stone Country. A trailer and preview of Ballerini’s post-show interview with AUDIENCE Music series host Ted Stryker is also now available. As UNAPOLOGETICALLY continues to garner overwhelming support, illustrious outlets are including the poignant project on their reputable year-end lists. Spotlighted in The New York Times’ “The Best Albums of 2017” and Rolling Stone Country’s “40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017,” UNAPOLOGETICALLY has also received a genre-blurring nod by BuzzFeed’s “The Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2017” for the self-assured knockout “Get Over Yourself.” Beginning in February, Ballerini will welcome fans inside her whirlwind world of loss, life, and love, as she introduces UNAPOLOGETICALLY nationwide on THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR. From the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham, AL, on February 8, to the annual Stagecoach Festival in Indio, CA, on April 27 – with big city stops in Nashville, TN, New York, NY, and Seattle, WA in-between – she will be supported by special guest and breakout artist Walker Hayes. Rising star Bailey Bryan will also join for a special one-night-only appearance at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Valentine’s Day. For more information on KELSEA BALLERINI and VIP Experiences for THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR, visit and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also follow along the tour with #KB2TOUR.

Kelsea Ballerini To Turn The Opry Pink

Kelsea Ballerini to “Flip The Switch” On The Opry’s Signature Barn,  Trisha Yearwood to Introduce the Year’s Honorary Survivor  as Part of the Ninth Annual “Opry Goes Pink” in Support of the Fight Against Breast Cancer  The Grand Ole Opry® is joining Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer on Tues., Oct. 24 with its ninth annual “Opry Goes Pink” show. Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini will flip the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night as the “Legends” singer takes the stage to perform to raise awareness and funds for Women Rock for the CureTM, a Nashville-based non-profit committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer. Opry member Trisha Yearwood will also take the stage to perform and introduce this year’s Women Rock for the Cure honorary survivor, symbolizing individual battles being won against the disease. Arista Nashville’s LANCO will make their Opry debut, Easton Corbin, Runaway June, and others will perform, and CMT’s Cody Alan will appear as a guest announcer for the night, joining the ranks of other personalities who have appeared in the role including Garrison Keillor, Dan Rather, and Robin Roberts, among many others. Beginning today, when fans order tickets, $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Women Rock For The Cure™.  Tickets are available at (615) 871-OPRY and The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday Night Opry shows through December 12. About the Grand Ole Opry The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday Night Opry shows through December 12 and Wednesday shows returning September 13.  To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at and, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit About Women Rock For The Cure Women Rock For The Cure™ is a Nashville-based 501(c)(3) organization committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer. Founded in 2007, the organization works to build awareness and provide outreach programs through the power of the entertainment industry. Fueled by the annual Opry Goes Pink concert, the signature event has featured performances by Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Carrie Underwood and more. All proceeds benefit the organization’s outreach efforts, including the impactful Young Survivors Retreat, which brings together young women diagnosed with breast cancer. For additional information on Women Rock For The Cure, upcoming events and how to get involved, please visit