Ballerini added her red-hot collaboration “This Feeling” (with The Chainsmokers) – deemed “built for mass singalongs” by Rolling Stone – to her setlist full of UNAPOLOGETICALLY (Deluxe Edition) tracks including her tender rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” As spotted on Rolling Stone’s “10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week,” she also brought her brand new anthemic single, “Miss Me More,” to the famed stage.
Tossing in an extra dose of girl power, she welcomed surprise guest BEBE REXHA to the mix, as they performed the multi-platinum singer-songwriter’s current hit “I’m a Mess” together. “This woman is a songwriter, an artist, a business woman, an encourager, and a friend,” Ballerini later shared on Instagram.
Next up, Ballerini was a featured presenter at the all-genre 2018 American Music Awards, which aired liveon ABC, as was nominated for the Favorite Female Artist – Country category. She’ll then head back to Nashville, where she’ll be honored during the all-female celebration at this year’s CMT Artists of the Year next Wednesday (10/17). Ballerini will also perform with ALISON KRAUSS for the first time during the special (airing live on CMT at 8 p.m. ET/PT).
The 10-part companion series of NBC’s The Voice, the Comeback Stage, continues this week with Ballerini serving as the fifth coach mentoring six Comeback Artists not chosen during Blind Auditions. Each episode following their fight for a Top 13 slot can be viewed directly after the airing of the music competition on multiple digital platforms: YouTube, The Voice Official App, Instagram TV, Facebook and NBC.com.
Continuing the GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR through November 3 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, Ballerini is also vying for Female Vocalist of the Year this fall at The 52nd Annual CMA Awards (airing live on ABC at 8/7c p.m. on November 14). She’ll return to the road this winter for KELLY CLARKSON’s MEANING OF LIFE TOUR, beginning January 24 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.
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ABOUT KELSEA BALLERINI: Praised by The New York Times as being an “elegant songwriter,” GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini’s acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY takes listeners on an intimate journey of loss, life, and love. Now available for pre-order, the deluxe edition of UNAPOLOGETICALLY includes four new tracks: “Fun and Games,” “I Think I Fell In Love Today,” “Landslide (Live from Nashville)” (Fleetwood Mac), and her new collaboration with The Chainsmokers, “This Feeling,” plus the original 12-track compilation – all written or co-written by Ballerini. In addition to being awarded high-profile accolades from ASCAP, iHeartRadio, Billboard, and Radio Disney, plus several breakthrough female artist honors from ACM and CMT, the Black River Entertainment artist remains the only female artist in Country music history, including female duos and groups, to claim #1 with her first three consecutive singles [PLATINUM-certified, #1 smashes – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” “Peter Pan”] from a debut album [GOLD-certified breakout THE FIRST TIME].