Kelsea Ballerini: CMA Awards Won’t ‘Hold a Candle’ to Her Wedding
Kelsea Ballerini will soon be a Mrs.! The 24-year-old, who is engaged to singer-songwriter Morgan Evans, wrote the title track of her upcoming album, "Unapologetically," about her future husband. She penned the song -- which says "I'm so unapologetically in love / No matter where it takes me / Even if it breaks me / I'm unapologetically all in" -- only three weeks after she met Evans. Although the singer isn't revealing her exact wedding date, Ballerini does say that she will marry her fiance before the end of this year, which puts everything else, including her CMA Awards nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year, into perspective.
"I have the dress, he has the suit, we have the plane ticket. We have a wedding planner, praise God, because I’m not a wedding person. I’m also a procrastinator, and I’m also not a detail person, so that makes me not good at weddings," Ballerini shares with The Boot. "But I’m so ready, and I’m so excited. Honestly, it makes me feel a little more bold and free through all of this album and CMA [Awards prep], because even though it’s amazing and I’m so excited, it’s not going to hold a candle to the wedding."
Ballerini does admit, however, that it is a bit overwhelming to have the 2017 CMA Awards, her sophomore album's release date and her wedding happening so close to each other.
"Two of the most important dresses I’ll wear are the CMAs and my wedding dress," she shared at a recent media event. "I’m stoked. It’s crazy to have two big life milestones back to back, one personal, one professional. But I think, at the end of the year, being able to know that I have a record out that I’m personally just so proud of, and then also being able to have a hubs -- come on. I’m stoked."
Unapologetically will be released on Nov. 3. The record is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes.
The 2017 CMA Awards are scheduled to air on ABC on Nov. 8, at 8PM ET; the ceremony will take place live at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the 2017 CMA Awards for the 10th year in a row.
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