Kelsea Ballerini is well on her way to becoming a country legend.
On Wednesday night, the 23-year-old country sweetheart graced the 2017 CMT Awards’ outdoor stage to debut her new single “Legends.” Wearing a beautiful dove grey flowing dress by Leanne Marshall and jewelry by Le Vian & Pasquale Bruni, the singer went barefoot while giving fans a taste of her highly anticipated new album.
The new tune tells a tale of a “crazy, tragic, epic” romance that will forever remain close to her heart.
“‘Legends’ is one of the first songs I wrote for the record and every time I’ve listened to it, I find a different meaning,” Ballerini previously shared about her heart-melting new single. “It brings me back to the heartbreak I wrote it from, it makes me think of my fans and the journey we’ve shared, and now I sing it from the perspective of a legendary love story.”
She continues, “I hope everyone hears something in it that brings them to a place of nostalgia and is as excited as I am to begin this next chapter together.”
And while Ballerini may have experienced some heartbreak along the way, she has found her prince charming in fiancé Morgan Evans, an Australian musician. In fact, the pair met while hosting an award show together.
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“On March 12th I met and hosted an awards show with @morganevansmusic…,” Ballerini, 23, wrote on Instagram late last year, sharing a video of the couple’s onstage banter at Australia’s Country Music Channel Awards.
She continued in a separate post, “This morning, 9 months and 13 days later, he got down on one knee in the kitchen while I was burning pancakes and asked me to marry him. Loving him has been the greatest gift of my life. And now I get to do it for life. #HECALLEDDIBS.”
The 2017 CMT Awards air live from Nashville on CMT on Wednesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. EST.