WATCH: Chase Stokes Proves He’s Kelsea Ballerini’s Biggest Fan As He Sings Along During Her Recent Concerts

The clips are trending on TikTok.

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 12, 2023

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Chase Stokes, Kelsea Ballerini; Photos via Instagram

TikTok is a buzz with videos of Chase Stokes at Kelsea Ballerini’s recent concerts and fans can’t keep it together. 

The videos prompted a trend on the popular social media app and caused the search term “Chase Stokes at Kelsea concert” to trend. 

Watch The Clips

@clairelommen

Supportive boyfriends 💪🏻 @kelseaballerini #chasestokes

♬ original sound – Claire Lommen

In the fan-captured clips, Stokes can be seen on stage and at the soundboard singing along to Ballerini’s songs, including “Muscle Memory,” “Mountain With A View,” “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too),” and more.  

@hhannahhh

Chase Stokes at the Kelsea Ballerini concert. He sang along to every song and was taking videos and pictures.. so cute🥹 #kelseaballerini #chasestokes #fyp #concert #foryou

♬ IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO) – Kelsea Ballerini

In one video, in which a TikTok user captioned “supportive boyfriends,” Stokes can be seen on the side of the stage taking video of the audience singing along to “Penthouse.”

@kalianderson_

Seriously my heart melted seeing how supportive and genuine he is at her concert 🥹 good job John B #kelseaballerini #chasestokes #minneapolis #armory

♬ original sound – kalianderson_

Fans Are Talking

Fans flocked to the comments section on TikTok to share their excitement over Stokes showing his support for her. 

“He is singing in every video I’ve seen. This is the only energy I’ll be accepting after my divorce,” wrote one user. 

Another shared, “He’s definitely what she needed. idc what anyone says, they’re the cutest”

Others added comments like “Looks like Chase WILL take the flight, “He’s her biggest supporter and I love this for them” and “This is what she wanted and needed. Someone to show up.”

Following one of Ballerini’s weekend concerts, Stokes shared a photo of their “post-show date night” on Instagram stories. The snapshot was taken by the Outer Banks star and shows Ballerini taking a photo of what appears to be an Italian meal with a film camera.

Post Show Date Night

Kelsea Ballerini, Chase Stokes; Photo via Instagram
Kelsea Ballerini, Chase Stokes; Photo via Instagram

Speculation about Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini dating began when the pair were pictured together at the National College Football Championship in mid-January.

After the game, Ballerini, 29, and Stokes, 30, were seen in a group shot inside the Raising Cane’s suite in a photo shared by Todd Graves, Founder and CEO of Raising Canes Chicken Fingers.

Kelsea Ballerini commented on the Graves’s photo with three white hearts and Stokes wrote, “Appreciate the hospitality my man!”

Spending Time Together

Since then, they have spent quite a bit of time together, according to social media. They often pop up in each other’s Instagram stories and have also been photographed together on the streets of New York. 

While in the Big Apple, Stokes confirmed his relationship with Ballerini during an appearance on the TODAY Show on March 3. 

The following day, he was on hand at NBC’s Saturday Night Live when the country star made her performance debut on the iconic show. In her recap of SNL, Ballerini shared a few photos of the pair.

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How Did They Meet?

During an interview on the Call Her Daddy podcast last month, Ballerini revealed that she met Stokes by sliding into his DMs on Instagram. 

“I was ready to open back up,” Ballerini told Call Her Daddy host Alex Cooper. “I just felt, why not? I’ve never really dated; I don’t know how it works. I’m like, ‘Let’s just put ourselves out there; let’s just vibe.’ And it’s been fun.”

“I’ve never seen his show, but I just knew of him, and I just swan dove right on in,” Ballerini shared.

Ballerini kept the direct message pretty simple. “His handle is ‘@hichasestokes,’ and I said, ‘Hi, Chase Stokes,’” she explained. 

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2023 is off to a running start for Kelsea Ballerini, who enjoyed many highs and lows in 2022, including the release of her fourth studio album, a sold-out headlining tour, and more.

She also endured a public divorce from country star Morgan Evans. The couple’s divorce was finalized in mid-November of 2022.

The hitmaker is currently in the midst of the second leg of her HEARTFIRST Tour, which kicked off on March 6 at History in Toronto, ON. The nine-show intimate outing is scheduled to continue through March 18, where the trek will wrap up in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE.

Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Ballerini’s tour comes in support of her fourth studio album, Subject To Change, which arrived on September 23, 2022. 

The project features 15 tracks, including her current single “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too),” fan-favorite tunes “HEARTFIRST,” “What I Have,” “Doin’ My Best,” “Love Is A Cowboy,” as well as her collaboration with Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce, “You’re Drunk, Go Home.”

Later this year, Ballerini will hit the road with her longtime friend and musical hero, and “Half Of My Hometown” collaborator, Kenny Chesney, on the I Go Back Tour. The trek will kick off on March 23 in Charlottesville, VA.

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.