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Kelsea Ballerini & Chase Stokes: Fans Speculate Over Potential Romance After New Photo

14 January 2023, Saturday
Kelsea Ballerini headlined the Allstate Championship Tailgate at the National College Football Championship at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. After her performance, she stayed to watch the game with some fellow celebrities, such as Outer Banks stars Chase Stokes, Austin North, and Jonathan Daviss, as well as social media personality Noah Beck.

After the game, a post-game group shot taken inside Raising Cane’s suite was shared by Todd Graves, Founder and CEO of the franchise. In the photo, Kelsea Ballerini, 29, and Morgan Stokes, 30, were together. Ballerini commented on the post with three white hearts and Stokes thanked Graves for the hospitality.

The photo of Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Stokes enjoying a University of Tennessee game together was the source of much speculation on the web as well as in the CelebWivesofNashville forum on Reddit. On Friday (Jan. 13), Stokes further ignited the conversation when he shared a “lil recap” of the game on Instagram featuring a photo of the two of them, tagging Ballerini in the post. Her response was a playful, “go Vols 🙈,” showing her loyalty to her home state of Tennessee.

Fans of Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Rice were delighted when the latter reposted a picture of the two of them with a caption full of enthusiasm. Rice wrote, "Can’t wait to get back on the road with my girl @KelseaBallerini."

The response to this post was overwhelmingly positive, as followers of both stars quickly flooded the comments section with messages of support. One Instagram user even declared, "KELSEA AND CHASE. 🚢," referring to the term "shipping" which is used to describe the desire for two people to enter a relationship.

Chase Stokes made a comment on Kelsea Ballerini’s Instagram post, which then led to a back and forth exchange between the two in the comments. Other users weighed in asking if the post was a soft launch.

2022 was full of both ups and downs for Kelsea Ballerini, as her fourth studio album received a release and her headlining tour sold out, yet she dealt with a public divorce from Morgan Evans. Ballerini and Evans's final separation was made official in the middle of November last year, with her receiving a GRAMMY nomination and the keys to her new home on the same day.

As 2021 comes to a close, Kelsea Ballerini will be hitting the road in the UK for her Heartfirst Tour. Starting on Feb. 23, she will be visiting Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, and London.

The multi-platinum selling artist will be returning to the stage for the second leg of her HEARTFIRST Tour. The nine-show that will take place in intimate venues will begin on March 6th in Toronto, ON at History and conclude on March 18th in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE.

Kelsea Ballerini is gearing up for two upcoming live performances in the coming weeks. The country artist is set to make appearances on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and on The Bachelor, both of which will take place in support of Ballerini’s fourth studio album, Subject To Change.

The September 23, 2022 release from Ballerini features 15 tracks, including current single “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too),” “HEARTFIRST,” “What I Have,” “Doin’ My Best,” “Love Is A Cowboy,” and the collaboration with Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce, “You’re Drunk, Go Home.”

Ballerini is set to appear on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and on The Bachelor in the coming weeks to promote her latest musical endeavor.

The lead single from Subject To Change, “HEARTFIRST”, has been nominated for a 2023 GRAMMY Award in the Best Country Solo Performance category.

Kelsea Ballerini is set to embark on an exciting journey later this year. She will be going on the I Go Back Tour with her musical hero and friend, Kenny Chesney. The tour will be making stops in 21 cities, beginning on March 25 in State College, PA.

Ballerini expressed her excitement for the opportunity to collaborate with Chesney, who was the only voice featured on the song “Half of My Hometown”. To her, this tour is a “lot like going home”. Nashille, TN, which is where both Ballerini and Chesney grew up, is the city they most identify with. 

The singer is elated to have the chance to travel with someone who has accomplished so much in the music industry. She can’t wait to see what this tour has in store for them.

2 - BOK Center, Tulsa, OK (with The Judds: The Final Tour)
3 - T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, MO (with The Judds: The Final Tour)
4 - Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO (with The Judds: The Final Tour)
22 - O2 Ritz Manchester, Manchester, UK
23 - Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, UK
24 - O2 Institute Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
25 - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
6 - Toronto, ON - History
7 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
8 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
10 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory
11 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave/Eagles Club
12 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
15 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora
17 - Atlantic City, NJ - Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
25 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center*
30 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena*
1 - Oklahoma City, OK - Paycom Center*
6 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena*
8 - Wilkes-Barre Township, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza*
12 - Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena at the BJCC*
14 - Jacksonville, FL - Daily’s Place Amphitheater*
16 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Tortuga
25 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena*
27 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
29 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum*
4 - Moline, IL - Vibrant Arena at The Mark*
6 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena*
9 - Grand Forks, ND - The Alerus Center*
11 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center*
13 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena*
18 - Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum*
20 - Evansville, IN - Ford Center*
25 - Charleston, SC - Credit One Stadium*
27 - Orange Beach, AL - The Wharf*
22 - Des Moines, IA - Hy-Vee Indy Race
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