By: Greg Sacidor
Kelsea Ballerini had a very fashionable reaction to losing at the 2016 CMA Awards.
At the 2016 CMA Awards, Kelsea Ballerini lost out on the Best New Artist Award to fellow rising country star Maren Morris. In a recent interview with GQ, the 23-year-old artist revealed that as a way to drown her sorrows, she went out and bought herself an expensive pair of Louboutin stilettos.
“I’ve always wanted a pair of Louboutins. I grew up seeing them in movies” Ballerini told the magazine. “I told myself if ‘Peter Pan’ went number one I was going to get them. And then I was in New York and I put them on my feet and they were very expensive. I said ‘OK Kelsea. If you win CMA Best New Artist you’re getting these shoes.’ I lost. The next day I went and got them.”
While she may not have won during the 2016 CMA Awards, Ballerini has still found an incredible amount of success so far in her career. Since the release of her debut album The First Time, Ballerini has seen three of her singles reach number one and at the 52nd ACM Awards, she told 92.5 XTU’s Razz on the Radio that she already has new music “ready to go.”
Ballerini will return to our area this summer as part of Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good Tour. Lady A, Ballerini and Brett Young will perform at the BB&T pavilion in Camden, New Jersey on June 23.