Kelsea Ballerini has had an action-packed week.
Not only did the Tennessee native get inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on April 16, but Kelsea also embarked on her first headlining arena tour, which kicked off on April 11 with support from Brett Young.
“I grew up going to arena shows, and I feel like that’s always kind of been where I want to live and work up to—and create that world for people to step into for a couple of hours,” says Kelsea. “Brett Young is out with me, and I keep saying, ‘The girls are gonna come for him and stay for me, hopefully.’ I feel like we’re a good dynamic duo.”
The “dynamic duo” got to know each other as openers on Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good Tour in 2017.
“We did something like 56 dates on Lady Antebellum’s tour, and so we got to spend a lot of time together and really hit it off,” says Brett. “She’s just such a great person, such a great artist, and now to have the opportunity to go out together, I think it’s a great, great match-up. I think we have a lot of similar fans and we just enjoy each other’s company, and so I’m a big fan of hers and am looking forward to spending the time.”
Miss Me More Tour
- April 18 | Knoxville Civic Coliseum | Knoxville, TN
- April 25 | Hertz Arena | Estero, FL
- April 26 | Saint Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine, FL
- April 27 | James Brown Arena | Augusta, GA
- May 2 | Rushmore Plaza Civic Center | Rapid City, SD
- May 3 | Bismarck Event Center | Bismarck, ND
- May 4 | Tyson Events Center | Sioux City, IA
- May 9 | AMSOIL Arena | Duluth, MN
- May 10 | U.S. Cellular Center | Cedar Rapids, IA
- May 11 | Scheels Arena | Fargo, ND
photos: Kelsea Ballerini by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com; Brett Young by NCD