ACM Awards 2021: See First Photos of Kelsea Ballerini Stunning in Gorgeous Strapless Dress

by Joe Rutland

Country music singer Kelsea Ballerini showed up Sunday night for the ACM Awards in an amazing strapless dress.

Ballerini, who will be singing on the show with Kenny Chesney, turned up in a green dress at the Grand Ole Opry that made some jaws drop. Take a look for yourself as the ACM Awards sent out pictures via Twitter.

Kelsea Ballerini and Chesney will team up on the song “Half of My Hometown” at the ACM Awards. Ballerini talked about the song in a recent interview.

“This song is really special,” Ballerini said in an interview with Stage Right Secrets. “It all happened with a lot of ease – from us writing it to Kenny signing on.

“The performance is really about the song,” she said. “I love bells and whistles – I’ve come down from a floating heart at the ACMs before – this is (the) opposite of that. It’s really about Kenny and I telling a story about the relationship of our hometown.”

ACM Awards Performer Kelsea Ballerini Joined Country Music Legends As Part of Opry

One of the greatest honors a country music singer can receive is an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. Well, Kelsea Ballerini received it from Little Big Town in 2019. She found herself, a Tennessee native, being inducted on April 26, 2019, by Carrie Underwood.

“You have accomplished so much in your career,” Underwood said as Ballerini began to tear up. “And you will undoubtedly accomplish infinite amounts more, in your career and in your life.

“Awards and number ones and sales and tours and fans and just all of it,” Underwood said. “This is better than all of that. This is the heart and soul of country music. The Opry has been and will always be here, the heart and soul of country music. The family. You are in it. Congratulations. Welcome to the family.”

Ballerini, 27, is the Opry’s youngest member. She’ll be in the spotlight, along with Chesney, at the ACM Awards on Sunday night.