Kelsea Ballerini has had her share of ups and downs recently — but mostly ups. After her highly-publicized divorce was finalized this year, she dropped a surprise EP and short film, Rolling Up the Welcome Mat, on Valentine’s Day, and it has already become something of a viral hit with fans. Soon, she’ll ride that success onto SNL, as a musical guest.
Ballerini will make her SNL debut on March 4, 2023, on an episode hosted by Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl winning tight end Travis Kelce.
@kelseaballerini rolling up the welcome mat march 4th on @nbcsnl ♬ Blindsided – Kelsea Ballerini
She doesn’t take these career highs lightly. Quoting her song “Mountain With a View” from her new … Welcome Mat EP, she writes on Instagram of the late-night appearance news:
“It’s not 7AM and I’m not on a mountain with a view but I am in my living room screaming crying and throwing up.”
The country star’s recent EP drop was a surprise to fans, announced on the day of release, and dives into personal details of her divorce from fellow country artist Morgan Evans. Ballerini wrote the songs, and co-directed the corresponding short film, which is divided into six parts.
SNL airs on Saturday nights at 11:30PM ET on NBC. Be sure to tune in and watch and root for Ballerini. This March, she’ll continue her Heartfirst Tour. She also recently purchased her “dream home,” a house formerly owned by Kacey Musgraves. Scroll through the pictures below to see inside Ballerini’s previous Nashville farmhouse.
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