Kelsea Ballerini to Co-Host ‘Greatest Hits’ With Arsenio Hall
Rising country star Kelsea Ballerini is adding something new to her resume: TV show host. The singer will be co-hosting a new show called Greatest Hits with Arsenio Hall.
According to Variety, Greatest Hits is an "unscripted singing show" that will feature music icons and current artists performing hit songs from the 1980s, '90s and '00s, with each episode focusing on a five-year time period. Duets, tributes and solo performances will all be included.
Greatest Hits will air on ABC beginning on June 30. So far, the network has ordered six episodes. The show is being produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, with Ken Ehrlich, James McKinlay and Raj Kapoor serving as executive producers. Leon Knoles will direct, and David Wild will serve as a writer and producer.
Ballerini won't be the only country star appearing on an ABC show this summer: Kellie Pickler, Sara Evans and the Band Perry will all be competing on Celebrity Family Feud. That show's second season will begin on June 26.
“I’m fully immersed in my next album now,” the singer tells The Boot. ““Peter Pan” is the one I’ve been waiting for, and I’m really excited to see what it does. I hope that people see a different side of me with this song, and then I want it to lead into a whole new chapter, which I think we’ll do with the next record. I’m definitely working on it.”
This summer, she is also touring with Rascal Flatts.
“… She’s an incredible singer and bound to be a superstar,” Flatts member Jay DeMarcus says. “We reached out to her, and she was kind enough to say yes … We love that she said yes to us.”