Kelsea Ballerini has been added to the star-studded list of 2023 MTV Video Music Awards performers, joining the already-announced Demi Lovato, Måneskin, Shakira, KAROL G and Stray Kids.
Also announced as part of the newly unveiled roster of performers is Anitta, Doja Cat, Lil Wayne and TOMORROW X TOGETHER, with Kelsea being the sole flag-bearer for country music on the line-up.
The addition of Kelsea Ballerini to the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards line-up represents a highly significant moment for the ‘Blindsided’ songsmith herself - but also for the genre as a whole.
Over the past few years, the VMAs have been dominated by the likes of pop, rap and EDM, with country artists not usually featuring too prominently in the categories and the line-up of performers.
It's yet to be confirmed which song Kelsea Ballerini will be serenading viewers and attendees with on September 12 in Newark, New Jersey. However, it will most likely be a track from her acclaimed 2023 EP, Rolling Up The Welcome Mat, which was recently revamped into Rolling Up The Welcome Mat (For Good).
The expanded project, which explores Kelsea Ballerini's high-profile divorce from fellow country artist, Morgan Evans, includes updated versions of ‘Blindsided’, ‘Penthouse’ and ‘Interlude’, along with a brand new song, ‘How Do I Do This’.
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