Kelsea Ballerini Sounds Off on CMA Awards Performance with Reba

Kelsea Ballerini’s hit single is about to take on a completely new meaning.

The rising country starlet opens up in an exclusive interview with CMT’s Cody Alan about her upcoming CMA Awards performance with Reba McEntire, revealing they will sing Kelsea’s latest single, “Legends.”

“To be able to sing that song with her—it’s going to take on a completely different meaning because she is literally a legend,” Kelsea says. 


The pair—along with Kelsea’s fiancée Morgan Evans—recently sat down to dinner together in Nashville, and Kelsea recalls the feeling in the air changing when Reba walked in.

“Everyone the whole rest of the dinner was sneaking photos under their arms and over their menus. Because it’s, like, Reba. She’s so lovely and normal. It’s crazy,” she says.

As for whether they discussed their CMAs performance at dinner, Kelsea tells Cody only one thing was mentioned.

“The only thing she said, she leaned over and she goes, ‘What are you going to wear?’ I said, ‘Reba, whatever you want me to wear. I’ll wear a paper sack. I don’t care,’” Kelsea says.

Watch the 51st Annual CMA Awards November 8 at 8/7c on ABC. Kelsea’s new album Unapologetically drops November 3.

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