Kelsea Ballerini has stolen the hearts of country music fans, an Australian surfing cowboy, and most recently, The Chainsmokers. But, who causes her heart to flutter and palpitate? Kelly Clarkson. And, who just announced a 2019 arena tour? Kelly Clarkson. And whose 2019 tour did Ballerini just join? Kelly Clarkson!
That’s right, Kelsea has had a longstanding girl crush on this powerhouse since July 23rd, 2005 when she saw Clarkson perform onstage at the Memorial Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, TN. The date will forever be engrained in her memory (and on Wikipedia) because this was the day that Ballerini decided that she was going to chase her dream of living in the spotlight. The next notable date to be etched into Ballerini’s memory will be January 24, 2019. This is the first night that Ballerini will be living her spotlight dreams with on Clarkson’s “The Meaning of Life” tour which is kicking off in Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena.
Chasing that dream is “the meaning of life” for Ballerini. Landing in Cody Alan’s CMT hot seat Ballerini blushes and gushes saying, “She’s my favorite. I avoid people like that. I really admire them from a distance because I want them to still like me.”
The distance is certainly feeling a little closer now. “The Meaning of Life Tour” will be on sale to the the general public on sale on September 24.
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