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Kelsea Ballerini Performs Touching Rendition of 'Homecoming Queen?' at ACM Presents: Our Country

Kelsea Ballerini
Meredith Jenks

Kelsea Ballerini photographed on Feb. 13, 2020 at Mister Paradise in New York.

Kelsea Ballerini's "Homecoming Queen?" single shows that it's OK to let your guard down and allow your humility to shine. And for the country star's ACM Presents: Our Country performance on Sunday night (April 5), that message was especially palpable.

"I know it’s not exactly how we pictured this going, but what a time for music," Ballerini stated before her performance, referencing the global coronavirus crisis. She also showed love to her fellow artists and assured viewers that "we’re all connected and singing this together."

Then, the Nashville singer (who appeared to be in her warmly lit bedroom) began plucking on her acoustic guitar. "What if you let 'em all in on the lie?/ Even the homecoming queen cries," she belted, putting her emotions on display.

Ballerini previously performed an acoustic rendition of "Homecoming Queen?" alongside Halsey for a special episode of CMT Crossroads last month. Sunday night's event will also feature performances from Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Little Big Town and more.

The 2020 ACM Awards, which was one of many events rescheduled due to the ongoing pandemic, will now take place Sept. 16.

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