Kelsea Ballerini Will ‘Care More’ and ‘Stress Less’ In 2020

Kelsea Ballerini is heading into the new year with big plans. The superstar recently took to Instagram to share her…


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January 6, 2020


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Kelsea Ballerini is heading into the new year with big plans. The superstar recently took to Instagram to share her New Year’s resolution and it turns out she doesn’t just have one, she has several of them.

In a post shared with her nearly 2 million followers on Thursday (Jan. 2), the “homecoming queen?” singer mapped out her goals for 2020.

“2020: care more about less,” she began. “ditch the phone more often. be present. eat more veggies drink less wine (?). read a book (yes, just one, it’s that daunting to me…). play more guitar. find magic in alone time. conquer a fear (jumping in the ocean is one of those…because sharks…). take more ownership of my art. smile a lot. stress less. travel to new places. play more music.”

She closed her post encouraging fans to share their New Year’s resolutions and goals as well.

Kelsea Ballerini rang in 2020 with a performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020. The Grand Ole Opry member is expected to announce plans for her much-anticipated third studio album very soon. According to her recent Tweets, details about her next project will be revealed in about three weeks.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.