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Watch Kelsea Ballerini Play Charades with Jessica Biel & Matt Bomer

Before she performed her new single, “Legends,” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Kelsea Ballerini played a game of charades with Jimmy and guests Jessica Biel and Matt Bomer.

Check it out below, as well as Kelsea’s performance of “Legends.”

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Carrie Underwood Makes People’s Most Beautiful List

According to People magazine, Julia Roberts is the Most Beautiful Woman in the world for 2017.

On the country music front, Carrie Underwood is listed as one of the magazine’s Fabulous Faces, alongside stars like Reese Witherspoon, Adele, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys.

 

Kelsea Ballerini was listed in the magazine’s Beauty at Every Age list, which includes 40 stars who “set the standard for modern beauty.”

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were listed in the magazine’s In Sync Couples list with others such as Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.

 

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Kelsea Ballerini To Perform at Grammy’s

Kelsea Ballerini will make her Grammy performance debut this Sunday (Feb. 12).

Previously announced performers Little Big Town will be joined onstage with Demi Lovato, Andra Day and Tori Kelly to sing the music of the Bee Gees. Cynthia Erivo, from Broadway’s The Color Purple, will join John Legend for a live tribute honoring members of the music community who passed away within the last year.

Ballerini and Maren Morris represent country in the best new artist category.

Previously announced performers are Morris, Adele, William Bell, Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Anderson .Paak, Sturgill Simpson, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and The Weeknd.

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Kelsea Ballerini Needs Your Help with Decorating

Kelsea Ballerini is asking for your help with decorating her tour bus!

“Y’all are making the bus cuteeeeee,” she tweeted over the weekend, adding a video to prove that she was putting her fans’ décor all over the bus.

“So because you guys make the best fan gifts in the world, and a lot of them are homemade pictures,” she says in the video showing off the finishing touches, “we’ve decided to start decorating our bus with your pictures.”

So send her some artwork & photos…you may just make the walls of her tour bus!

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Chris Stapleton & Kelsea Ballerini Are Big Winners

The Academy of Country Music has announced its winners in the New Female Artist, New Male Artist and New Duo/Group categories for its 51st Academy of Country Music Awards presentation, coming up on Sunday, April 3.

The winners are, respectively, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Stapleton and Old Dominion.

New Male Vocalist

WINNER
Chris Stapleton
Brett Eldredge
Chris Janson
Thomas Rhett
Chase Rice

New Female Vocalist

WINNER
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Mickey Guyton
RaeLynn

New Vocal Duo or Group

WINNER
Old Dominion
A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne
Maddie & Tae
Parmalee

This year marks the first ACM wins for all three artists, who are nominated for additional ACM awards when the ceremony takes place at the Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, co-hosted Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley.

The live broadcast will be held at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Billy Currington Hits the Road with Kelsea Ballerini

Billy Currington is kicking off his Summer Forever headlining tour, hoping to bring some warmth to cities throughout the U.S. with opener Kelsea Ballerini.

Billy will kick off his Summer Forever Tour on Feb. 19 in San Antonio. The tour runs through more than 20 cities and Billy promises it will be a fun time.

He recently talked with Country Weekly:  “We start pretty soon with Kelsea Ballerini. She’s a new artist and seems to be really on fire. Between the both of us I think we’ll bring the right crowd and the right amount of people and the right vibe for a really good time,” he says. “I’ve heard her music and it’s happy and fun and people seem to be taking to it. I think we have plenty of songs that we’ve put out over the years where people can find a couple of them to dance to or sing to or cure their heartbreak to. All in all, it’s going to be a really happy tour.”

Billy’s Summer Forever headlining tour begins next month and runs through April. Complete dates below.

*featuring Kelsea Ballerini
Feb. 19 San Antonio San Antonio Rodeo
25* Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse
26* Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro Coliseum
27* Macon, Ga. Macon Centreplex Coliseum
March 3 Tulsa, Okla. The Joint Hard Rock
4 St. Louis Ballpark Village
11 Fort Worth, Texas Billy Bob’s
12 Houston Houston Rodeo NRG Park
24* Hampton Beach, N.H. Hampton Beach Casino
25* Amherst, Mass. Mullins Center
26* Kingston, R.I. The Ryan Center
April 7* Savannah, Ga. Savannah Civic Center
8* Athens, Ga. The Classic Center Theatre
9 North Myrtle Beach, S.C. House of Blues
15* St. Augustine, Fla.. St. Augustine Amphitheater
16 Tampa, Fla. Ritz Ybor
17 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Tortuga Music Festival
June 11 Lansing, Mich. Cooley Law School Stadium
July 1 Lincoln, Ala. Dega Jam at Talladega Superspeedway
15 St. Clairsville, Ohio Jamboree in the Hills
24 Cheyenne, Wy. Cheyenne Frontier Days
Aug. 5 Detroit Lakes, Minn. WEFEST

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ACM Announces Party for a Cause Performers

Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney will headline the Academy of Country Music’s fourth annual Party for a Cause Festival. The event at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds coincides with the 51st ACM Awards show hosted by Luke Bryan and Bentley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Underwood performs April 1, followed by Bentley on April 2 and Chesney on April 3.

Others scheduled to appear on the festival’s main stage include Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Cam, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Kellie Pickler, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Maddie & Tae and Old Dominion.

The party stage will feature Lauren Alaina, Kelleigh Bannen, Chase Bryant, Lindsay Ell, Jana Kramer, Chris Lane, Jackson Michelson, Granger Smith, Brothers Osborne and others.

Three-day passes are on sale via Ticketmaster.

Additionally, organizers are also planning a special ACM Women of Country Night hosted by Underwood.

Ticket proceeds from the ACM Party for a Cause Festival benefit the Academy’s charitable division, ACM Lifting Lives. The financial support of fans and partnerships with artists have allowed ACM Lifting Lives to support military programs that use music therapy to aid our veterans and wounded warriors while providing funding to help them ease back into civilian life. More than $400,000 has been donated to military organizations in just three years.

(courtesy of cmt.com)

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