Kelsea Ballerini Throws Ultimate Girl Power Party With Nashville Friends
Kelsea Ballerini's party to celebrate the successes of women in country music and to discuss the obstacles they face included nearly a dozen fresh, famous faces.
RaeLynn, Cassadee Pope, Lindsay Ell, Taste of Country RISERS act Kalie Shorr and Maggie Rose were just a few who put on costumes, tossed back a few drinks and partied with a purpose. Carly Pearce, Kelleigh Bannen and Brooke Eden were also on board — so was newcomer Bailey Bryan and Lauren Alaina.
"Threw a party to celebrate each other and talk about the challenges and cheers to the successes we've all been walking through. felt so much love," Ballerini wrote on Instagram on Tuesday (June 27).
Two years ago, Ballerini's "Love Me Like You Mean It" broke a years-long drought for women in country music, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Airplay chart. Alaina is another among the group pictured who has reached the same level of success, and Pope found her place in the last 12 months as Chris Young's duet partner on "Think of You." The others are all working toward their first hit in one way or another.
The "Legends" singer has been a big supporter of women in country music, and she often mentioned other women who helped her, including Taylor Swift and Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum.
Ballerini, Lady A and Brett Young make up the You Look Good Tour, which is going nationwide this summer and stops at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., the first weekend of August.
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