Watch Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey Perform ‘Graveyard’ On ‘CMT Crossroads’

Kelsea Ballerini recently teamed up with pop singer/songwriter Halsey for an episode of CMT Crossroads and the network is giving…


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January 22, 2020

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Kelsea Ballerini recently teamed up with pop singer/songwriter Halsey for an episode of CMT Crossroads and the network is giving fans a sneak peek of the big show before it premieres in March.

Watch the clip above to see the superstars join forces on “Graveyard,” which served as the second single from Halsey’s third studio album, Manic, released on January 17.

“The song is about being in love with someone who is in a bad place and loving them so much that you don’t realize that you’re going to that bad place with them,” Halsey previously told Billboard of the song. “It’s also about learning to care about yourself enough not to follow them there.”

Halsey and Ballerini’s episode of the hit show, which was filmed during a special public outdoor taping at the Ascend Amphitheatre in downtown Nashville, marked the 70th episode of the long-standing CMT series, which has featured one-of-a-kind pairings of artists such as: Bon Jovi and Sugarland; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood; Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum; Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves; and Alicia Keys and Maren Morris.

CMT Crossroads: Halsey & Kelsea Ballerini will premiere Wednesday, March 25 at 10 PM ET/PT on CMT.

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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.