Kelsea Ballerini decided to do something a little different to celebrate the release of her new album “Unapologetically” but also wanted to stay true to her roots. The “Legends” singer returned to her high school in Nashville to play an exclusive show! Kelsea said: "You know those places in your life that you can't really describe there's just a magic about it, that's that school for me. And I was there for two years it was right before I moved to Nashville? It was just really like two life defining years for me it was the two years where I really think I grew up. Like that stage was the first time I ever played a song that I'd written for anyone onstage like, it was the first that I was in a musical. I mean, it was just a really important place for me. And so, to be able to kick off the release of my album there I feel like it's the most pure form of starting chapter two."
Kelsea’s album “Unapologetically” also features a song also called ‘High School’... coincidence?
Nashville rallied together for a benefit show, ‘Country Rising’ to help raise money for those affected by the Las Vegas tragedy and the recent hurricanes. The benefit show included performances from Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Sam Hunt, George Strait, and many more. Jason Aldean, who was performing during the Vegas tragedy, said, “I spent a lot of time and a long time trying to make it in this business and doing something that I really enjoy. I’ll be damned if anybody is ever going to stop me from doing that.”
Sam Hunt, who also performed at the ‘Country Rising’ benefit show, shared he felt performing was something he had to do.
"Unfortunately, there have been some tragic events that have affected a lot of people in this country, and I have witnessed a lot of it through social media and my heart has been broken many times this year. And, I have been trying to find a way to step up and do my part to help a lot of these people who have been affected and when I was asked to be a part of this event, [I] didn't hesitate to step up and try to do my part."
Donations are still being accepted and you can support the cause by texting "NASHVILLE" to 41010 to make a $10 donation or by visiting www.CountryRising.org.
Y100 Bud Light 8 Man Jam artist Justin Moore caught up with J.R. & Beth before the huge show tomorrow. One of the things a lot of us were curious about was how Justin and his wife came to the agreement of naming their son, “South”.
The baby boy’s full name is Thomas South Moore and is named after his grandfather. Too many times we’ve seen famous people name their kids outlandish things so this was one of the cooler stories and who doesn’t love the “South”?