Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney performed her new single “Half of My Hometown” together for the first time at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards.
The nostalgic song can be found on Kelsea Ballerini’s 2020 third and fourth albums, Kelsea and Ballerini. It was written by both Ballerini and Kelsea, who grew up in East Tennessee. Not only was it a dream come true for Ballerini to work with Chesney on “Half of My Hometown,” but she couldn’t be happier to sing the song with him at the ACM Awards.
Ever since then, fans had been excited to see their chemistry together and wanted them to do collabs in the future as both of their vocals were very smooth.
However, there’s this whole another camp of fans who think Kenny Chesney and Kelsea Ballerini might be dating. In this article, we will get to the bottom of these speculations to find if Chesney and Ballerini are in a romantic relationship.
Kenny Chesney Surprises Kelsea Ballerini On Stage For A Duet Of “Half of My Hometown”
Kelsea Ballerini was surprised at her recent concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles by a superstar duet partner.
Thursday, in the middle of Ballerini’s Heartfirst Tour show, Kenny Chesney surprised her by joining her onstage to sing “Half of My Hometown,” a duet from her 2020 album Kelsea.
Artists usually know ahead of time if they’re going to have a guest performer, but it seems like Ballerini was just as surprised as the crowd when Chesney walked out onstage. According to Country Now, when she saw him, she looked shocked and even seemed to mouth “what the f—k” in surprise.
Chesney got on stage and crept up behind Ballerini. When she saw him, she looked shocked, and the crowd started cheering. She and Chesney gave each other a hug before he sang “Half of My Hometown,” which he calls “magical.”
After the duet, the two musicians hugged again, and Ballerini told the crowd that Chesney’s appearance really surprised her because she asks too many questions for anyone to really “surprise” her.
After the show on Thursday night, Ballerini posted a couple of photos of her duet with Chesney and one of her crouching down in a corner of the stage, clearly shocked to see him there. She wrote on Twitter, “Half of my hometown showed up in Los Angeles last….WHAT A SURPRISE I’M STILL LOSING IT?!?”
Chesney wrote back in the comments section of the post. “Very happy your team kept it a secret. Haha. Love you and very proud of you,”
Are Kenny Chesney And Kelsea Ballerini Dating?
Going by how genuinely thrilled Kelsea Ballerini was to see Kenny Chesney during her latest show, we can see where the camp that says Kenny and Kelsea are dating is coming from. However, not everything should be taken at surface level, as there’s more to the story than meets the eye.
When Kelsea Ballerini performed her new single “Half of My Hometown” with Kenny Chesney at the 56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, she revealed something about her relationship with Kenny.
“Ever since Kenny decided to sign on to this song and do this with me, we’ve just become like brother and sister,” Ballerini told Audacy’s Kelly Ford about her relationship with Chesney. “Our relationship is so much fun. Yesterday, he Facetimed me while I was cooking eggs. He was like, ‘Hey! What do you want to wear to the show?'”
“If I could go back and tell little me, who drove around Knoxville listening to songs like “I Go Back” and thinking it was crazy that he was from the same place, that we were going to sing this song about our hometowns together on a stage like the ACMs, I’d just, I’d pass out,” she said. “It’s very cool and makes a lot of sense.”
So it’s time to put the rumors to rest, Ballerini has said she views Chesney as a brother which invariably means that Kenny Chesney and Kelsey Ballerini are not dating.