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Kelsea Ballerini on Battling Insecurities With Her 2018 CMA Awards Performance (Exclusive)

Kelsea Ballerini’s efficiency on the 2018 CMA Awards was all about pushing previous her insecurities. 

The 25-year-old singer took the stage on the awards present in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, to sing her music, “Miss Me More,” on TV for the primary time. She advised ET’s Nancy O’Dell on the purple carpet simply hours earlier than her efficiency that viewers had been in for one thing particular. 

“It’s the first performance of ‘Miss Me More,’ and it’s different. We spent two full days with a choreographer. We have 16 dancers, and basically, every dancer represents the things that you have to fight away from yourself, so like, insecurity or fear or anger or whatever it is that you struggle with, and it’s the push and pull of those things throughout your life,” Ballerini defined. “So, it’s kind of personifying that. I’m really excited.”

As for which of these issues she struggles with most, the “I Hate Love Songs” singer stated it is “absolutely” insecurity. 

“That’s what the whole song is about — you get through something. In my case, it was a relationship years ago, and I looked in the mirror, and I lost myself. How did I do that? Now I have to figure out who I am now. And it was fighting through those insecurities to get there,” she stated, giving credit score to her husband, Morgan Evans, for serving to her get to a greater place. 

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The singer — who’s nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year — additionally opened up about why she felt the necessity to just lately name out haters on social media for criticizing her weight. 

“I know, especially on my Instagram, there’s a lot of young girls who follow me. I’m aware of that, and I didn’t want some young girl to come across that photo and see that comment and think that that’s something that I needed to do, and that was normal,” she shared. “I’m healthy, and I work out, and I eat well, but I also eat burgers, and I drink wine when I want to, and I’m just happy and I’m healthy. That’s what I want to represent.”

See extra from the 2018 CMA Awards within the video beneath.

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