Halsey & Kelsea Ballerini to Team Up for 'CMT Crossroads' 70th Episode

Halsey Kelsea Ballerini
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Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini attend the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner's TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif. 

CMT Crossroads is celebrating its 70th episode with a whole lot of girl power, linking up superstars Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini to perform together for the first time. The special, open-to-the-public taping of the show will take place at the Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville on Friday, October 11.

"I feel so fortunate to have a friend like Kelsea," Halsey said of the news in a press statement. "She is a spectacular talent and an even better human being. It’s been an honor to watch from the sidelines as she has trailblazed country music the past few years. Her songs make me laugh and cry and put every single window down in the car. The first stage Kelsea and I ever shared together was a three foot karaoke dance floor right in Nashville. We’ve sang together in my living room, in her kitchen, in the back seat of cars in drive through lines late at night. And this time we get to get on a real stage, one of the most iconic stages in history, and do the thing we love the most in front of a city that is so dear to both of us.”

“From hearing 'Colors' for the first time years ago to her playing the first cut of 'Without Me' in my living room last year, I’ve always been a superfan of Halsey," Ballerini mirrored the excitement. "Her songwriting has a way of painting the most beautiful pictures and telling the most emotional of stories, and after becoming fast friends over wine and karaoke nights, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather share the CMT Crossroads stage with. We’re going to bring a little pop, a little country, a big love of songwriting, and no doubt some sass to Nashville next week."

The concert is general admission for all ages, with details on how fans can purchase tickets to be revealed in the days leading up to the event. Check out the CMT Crossroads website here for all the up-to-date information. For those who won't be at the event in person, the episode will premiere on CMT in early 2020.


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