Kelsea Ballerini kicks off CMT Next Women In Country Tour

Kelsea Ballerini kicked off the first week of the CMT Next Women In Country Tour this weekend; hitting Grand Rapids, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Chicago.

The inaugural tour, also featuring Jana Kramer, will play a continue on to play 8 dates along the east coast this month; including Nashville on Monday night.

The tour aims to connect “ fans with the rising generation of female country artists,” said CMT senior vice president of music strategy Leslie Fram. “With the tour, we’re now able to create zero-distancing between fan and artist and deliver an amazing night of discovery.”

For a sneak peek of what’s to come, or a look at what you’re missing out on, check out Kelsea’s opening weekend sizzle reel below!

If you want to jump in on the action, tickets for upcoming shows are still available! Kelsea’s debut album, The First Time, is available on iTunes for pre order before it’s May 18th release.

May 12: Nashville (3rd and Lindsley) *
May 14: Orlando, Florida (Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill)
May 15: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (The Swamp)
May 17: Charlotte, North Carolina (The Fillmore Charlotte)
May 28: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (House of Blues)