Kelsea Ballerini Stuns In Minidress For Surprise Announcement

Kelsea Ballerini is racking up the likes fast today, stunning her 2.3 million Instagram followers in a metallic minidress and delivering major news at the same time. The 27-year-old country singer took under an hour to be told her pic was "fierce" on Wednesday, with the "Hole In The Bottle" hit-maker's post coming as a CMT announcement. Kelsea was letting fans know that the 2021 awards will bring her and Kane Brown as hosts, and she chose a gorgeous photo to promote the whole thing. Check it out below.

CMT First-Timer

Kelsea in bed with wine
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Scroll for the photo. While Kane hosted last year, Kelsea is a total newb and will be popping her CMT Awards cherry. The Tennessee native, massively in the news of late for her Kelly Clarkson fill-in on The Voice, shared her news on Wednesday, this after a statement saw her admit that the past year has been tough on the music front thanks to the global pandemic.

A smokey bar shot set the scene as Kelsea went leggy in her emerald-green and glossy minidress, with the plunging number doing wonders for the slender star.

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Taking to her caption, Kelsea told fans: "Thrilled to be celebrating country music and summertime and being a little more together by hosting this years @cmt awards with my fellow KB & friend @kanebrown_music. tune in June 9 (have more surprises to come for the show ☺️)."

Kelsea, who has just released the music video for "Half of my Hometown," racked up over 35,000 likes in three hours, with the official CMT Instagram replying: "Wooo! We can't wait!" See more photos after the snap!

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The Instagram post comes shortly after Kelsea made a statement ahead of the awards. “The CMT Awards are so special because they are truly fan-voted,” she said. “Following a year-plus where we have not been able to be with the fans and share music together will make this night even more special.”

Meanwhile, Kane stated: “I loved getting a chance to host the CMT Music Awards last year,” adding: “And I’m excited to be back this year with Kelsea. The CMT Music Awards are special to me." See the bikini shot below!

The Next Carrie Underwood?

Kelsea with Carrie Underwood at an event
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Kelsea, blonde, talented, and leggy, is fast getting compared to 38-year-old country superstar and CALIA by Carrie founder Carrie Underwood. Ballerini has even admitted she was a massive stan as she met the "Southbound" singer at the Grand Ole Opry, dishing:

"I remember I just went up to her and thought I was just gonna say 'Hi' and take a picture like a normal person and instead, I just blurted out, 'Girl, you got soul!' I was like, 'What?!'  The two have since performed together.