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WATCH: Kelsea Ballerini Performed With Her Idol!

It was so exciting to see the women of country featured on CMT! Kelsea Ballerini posted on Instagram how excited she was to share the stage with her idols!


WATCH: Kelsea Ballerini And The Chainsmokers Performed “This Feeling” on “Ellen”

Kelsea Ballerini recently joined forces with The Chainsmokers to record the new single, “This Feeling,” which was released on Sept. 18.


Watch Kelsea and The Chainsmokers’ performance on Ellen.

photo by Jason Simanek


LISTEN: Kelsea Ballerini Teams With The Chainsmokers for “This Feeling”

Kelsea Ballerini is featured on a new song by EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers, which is comprised of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart.

“This Feeling” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube and more.

Watch the lyric video for “This Feeling” below.

photo by Tammie Arroyo,


Only Women Will Be Honored at This Year’s “CMT Artists of the Year”

This year’s “CMT Artists of the Year” special is going to be all female.  As in, every honoree will be a woman.

We’re talking Miranda LambertMaren MorrisCarrie UnderwoodKelsea Ballerini  plus Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott.

Maren Morris Tweeted, “Thank you for narrowing the gap in this industry.  Proud to be honored among friends this night.” Kelsea Ballerini said, “Goodness, I love you CMT.”  Hillary Scott wrote, “This puts a smile on my face like no other.”

And Little Big Town gave a shout-out.  Quote, “Couldn’t be any prouder to stand alongside these inspiring women.  Thank you CMT.”  No word yet on the list of performers.  The show will air October 17th.  (CMT)

gender reveal

Are Gender Reveals Getting A Little Over the Top?

How can anyone ever top this gender reveal?


Carrie Underwood Is Making A Statement With Her Opening Acts!

You may have noticed that Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 has all female acts.  Her openers are Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.  And yes, she did it to make a statement.

“I feel like the more we do of that and the more normal it is, why would I not want to take women out on the road with me?  Why would anybody feel like ‘Oh, well I’m a girl, so I better have a guy’?”

See the full story HERE: (Billboard)


Getting Ready for Work Takes Twice as Long When You Have a Kid

Everyone loves their kids.  And any parent will tell you they’re worth the hassle.  But they’re also HUGE time-wasters.

A new survey polled 2,000 people, including parents and non-parents.  And it found that having just one kid makes your morning routine take TWICE as long.

The average person with NO kids said they can get ready for work and be out the door in 22 minutes if they’re in a rush.  But for people with one child it was 45 minutes.

And the more kids you have, the longer it takes.  But it’s not a huge jump.  For example, people with one kid said it takes 18 minutes to have breakfast, compared to 24 minutes for people with three kids.

Here are the top five everyday things that take longer when you have a kid:

Packing for a trip, 36 minutes longer

Cleaning the house, 35 minutes longer

Shopping for clothes, 33 minutes longer

Ironing, 30 minutes longer

Going to the grocery store, also about 30 minutes longer.

The survey found the average parent has a total of two hours of free time a day, compared to more than three hours for people without kids.

Parents were also asked what they’d do if they suddenly had a free day without their kids around.  And the top answer was sleep.