Kelsea Ballerini Sings ‘A Country Song’ On ‘The Late Late Show’

Kelsea Ballerini made an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform “A Country Song” ahead of…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 15, 2020


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Kelsea Ballerini made an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform “A Country Song” ahead of this week’s 55th Academy of Country Music Awards.

The superstar, who is nominated for ACM Female Artist of the Year, spoke with Corden about releasing two albums in 2020 and teased her upcoming ACM Awards performance, admitting she felt “rusty” when performing on stage for the first time in months.

For her performance, Ballerini took to a Nashville rooftop where she delivered a stunning rendition of “A Country Song” while backed by her band and string musicians. With the Nashville skyline behind her, Ballerini showcased her vocal prowess while singing the heartfelt tune.

Ballerini’s performance comes on the heels of the release of ballerini, the reimagined version of her album, kelsea. The new project features all of the album’s original tracks in a stripped-down version.

Click above to watch Kelsea Ballerini perform “A Country Song” and be sure to tune in to the ACM Awards on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS.

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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.