Kelsea Ballerini Shares Disappointment Over CMA Awards Snub

Kelsea Ballerini took to Twitter on Tuesday (Sept. 1) to share her thoughts on the 2020 CMA Awards nominations. The…


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September 1, 2020


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Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by ABC/Randy Holmes

Kelsea Ballerini took to Twitter on Tuesday (Sept. 1) to share her thoughts on the 2020 CMA Awards nominations.

The songstress admitted she was disappointed in the fact that she didn’t receive a single CMA Awards nomination, but offered her congratulations to those nominated.

“Last time this happened, I wrote ‘Homecoming Queen’ the next day about the feeling. Something beautiful will undoubtedly come from the current disappointment,” she wrote, referring to her 2019 single. “Nonetheless, congratulations to my friends & peers that got nominations. proud to be a part of the country family, always.”

Fans and artists replied to Ballerini to show their support.

“Hold your head up,” wrote Kane Brown.

Her husband, Morgan Evans, replied with a heart emoji, while Madeline Merlo wrote, “it’s all about label votes girl White heart you’re crushing it & let those tickets sales & streams and moments with fans rise to the top.”

Ballerini released her sophomore album, kelsea, in the spring.

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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.