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Kelsea Ballerini Gets A Little Help From Her Friends In Beatles Cover

20 October 2021 | 11:03 am | Mallory Arbour

The Jonas Brothers joined Kelsea Ballerini in a standout cover of The Beatles classic, With A Little Help From My Friends, on CMT Artists Of The Year.

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The Jonas Brothers joined multi-platinum country superstar, Kelsea Ballerini in a standout cover of The Beatles classic, With A Little Help From My Friends, on CMT Artists Of The Year.

Their performance was pre-taped on stage to the sold-out crowd in Franklin, Tennessee during The Jonas Brothers’ Remember This tour, in which Ballerini has been opening for in 2021.

CMT’s 90-minute special honoured Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Ballerini and Luke Combs, alongside ‘Breakout Artist Of The Year’ Mickey Guyton and ‘Artist Of A Lifetime” Randy Travis, at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 13.

CMT said in a press release, “[These artists] collectively dominated the last 12 months in country music, leading across all CMT platforms, scoring chart-topping albums and singles, while simultaneously finding creative ways to connect with fans and meet the personal and professional challenges posed by the pandemic."

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Following their performance, Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas presented Ballerini with her trophy.

She said, “I moved to Nashville when I was 15, and I moved with this list of dreams that I had and at the time it was like play the Grand Ole Opry, hear my song on Country Radio, and since I was 15, I’ve just been like adding to and taking away and like living and dying by this list of goals that I had. And it’s been incredible because I’ve gotten to mark so many off, and you know what? Then the last couple of years happened, and I made an album and I put it out during a [global health crisis] and then I just remade the album. I had other touring plans this fall, and then I got a call from Kevin, Nick and Joe, and I was like … yeah, that sounds good. What I’ve learned and what I’m learning is to loosen up my grip on what I think I want and just be here. So, thank you so much for letting me just be here with you tonight in Nashville … Thank you, guys, so, so much!”

Other artists performing on the night included Barrett,Combs, Boyz II Men and Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix, and Guyton and Yola. Making his award show debut, Walker Hayes closed out the show with a performance of Fancy Like. Eric Church, Lady A, Nelly, Connie Britton, Michael W. Smith, Copeland and Morgan Evans made special appearances as presenters throughout the evening as well. 

Watch below!


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