Kelsea Ballerini looked like a bit of springtime, as she stepped out in an adorable white mini dress for a concert at The Happy Spot at The Goodtime Hotel in Miami. on Wednesday (March 16). The country music star, 28, was the center of attention at an Aerie benefit promoting positivity across social media, where she debuted a new song called “Keepin’ It Real,” written exclusively for the clothing company’s star-studded event, to inspire the Aerie community to love and let their REAL selves shine.
Kelsea delighted fans with her performance, as she rocked the Spring Fling Halter Dress from Aerie with a matching set of white cowboy boots! Yee-haw! With her trademark sandy blonde locks pinned back, the musician opted for minimal makeup allowing her natural beauty to shine. At one point during the afternoon concert, she held up a drink on stage to cheers the adoring crowd. Kelsea was truly a breath of fresh air! Aerie also kicked off its PSAs (Positive Scrolling Always) with its partners including Kelsea, Erika Priscilla, Elyse Meyers and its community sharing authentic, positive, unfiltered advice on how to control your time on social media, the importance of paying it forward and focusing on one’s own mental health.
The outing comes on the same day Kelsea was tapped with three CMT Music Awards nominations for her hit song featuring Kenny Chesney called “Half of My Hometown.” Mickey Guyton, Breland and Cody Johnson also received three nominations apiece, while Kane Brown led the pack with four. Kelsea hosted last year’s show with Kane; this year, she’ll share the stage with Marvel actor Anthony Mackie.
“I had the pleasure of presenting at last year’s CMT Music Awards and received the warmest welcome from the country music community and the city of Nashville,” the Falcon and the Winter Soldier star said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get back to Music City to co-host this year’s awards with the amazing Kelsea Ballerini.”
Kelsea released her own statement, saying, ““I’m thrilled to be returning as host at this year’s CMT Awards with Anthony Mackie! This award show is always a special one, as it revolves around the fans and celebrates their favorite artists. This year is especially cool to be a part of as CMT grows into a network spot and expands for even more fans to get involved. It’s going to be a big one and I can’t wait!”