Kelsea Ballerini Joins Arsenio Hall to Co-Host ‘Greatest Hits’
Kelsea Ballerini is headed to ABC. The "Peter Pan" singer has been named co-host for a new singing show called Greatest Hits. Ballerini will join Arsenio Hall as a host of the show, which will debut on June 30.
According to Variety, the unscripted singing show will feature music icons and today's artists performing popular songs from the 1980s, '90s and '00s. Each episode will highlight a select five year period of music. The ABC series will begin with six episodes.
This is far from Ballerini's first time on national television. Last week, she appeared on an episode on Nashville playing herself, and she has previously announced the 2015 CMA Awards nominations on Good Morning America.
When she's not appearing on television, Ballerini is hard at work on her sophomore album.
“I’m fully immersed in my next album now,” she tells The Boot. “'Peter Pan' is the one I’ve been waiting for, and I’m really excited to see what it does. I hope that people see a different side of me with this song, and then I want it to lead into a whole new chapter, which I think we’ll do with the next record. I’m definitely working on it.”
Ballerini premiered the video for "Peter Pan" in late March. She worked closely with director Kristin Barlowe to bring her idea of Neverland to life.
"I loved the idea of having a song about a breakup that wasn't some dramatic cheating or scandal moment. It's the kind of thing where one person just can't emotionally match the other, and that's a sad kind of ending and heartbreak … and that's what I wanted this song and video to capture,” Ballerini says of the song in a press release. “Sometimes the thrills of life or youth overrule the thrill of love until someone is truly ready to be in a relationship. This was a fun way to show that side in the video."
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