Kelsea Ballerini to perform at Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant

Choctaw Nation
Michelle Weaver

DURANT – Performing for the first time at The Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, two-time Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum songwriter, producer and recent multiple CMA Award winner Kelsea Ballerini will take the stage on Saturday, March 12.

2021 was a prolific year for Ballerini, who not only scored her sixth No. 1 at country radio “Hole In The Bottle,” she also released her first book of poetry, Feel Your Way Through, in November. In addition, her hit single “half of my hometown” featuring Kenny Chesney took home wins in the categories Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year at the 2021 CMA Awards. The single was recently certified gold, marking the sixth RIAA gold and platinum certification off her recently certified RIAA gold album kelsea. Most recently, Ballerini was named as a 2021 CMT Artist of The Year.

This summer, Ballerini joined the Jonas Brothers on The Remember This Tour which wrapped in Los Angeles last month. She recently teamed up with US alt-pop trio LANY for “I QUIT DRINKING.” The song has quickly amassed over 80 million streams and shot to No. 2 on the iTunes pop songs chart upon release. Inciting critical applause, People described the debut CMT Awards performance as “swept up in a storm of emotion” (see the performance HERE).

Tickets for Kelsea Ballerini are currently on sale and start at $35. Tickets can be purchased at

The concert on March 12 will begin at 8:00 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant is located at 4216 S. Highway 69/75 in Durant, Okla. To learn more, visit

About Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini has consistently made history. With the release of her debut album, she became the only female country artist to hit No. 1 with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album, attaining her fifth No. 1 in four years with the newly certified double platinum “Miss Me More.” Her critically acclaimed sophomore album Unapologetically marked her second Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200. Her debut album has been certified both gold and platinum, her sophomore album has been certified gold, she has a career total of 21 gold and platinum singles certifications and total streams exceeding 3 billion to date. Ballerini has garnered two GRAMMY® Award nominations, won two ACM Awards, two CMA Awards, took home the iHeartRadio Music Awards honor for “Best New Artist” and received multiple career nominations from the ACM Awards, American Music Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Awards and People’s Choice Award. The artist’s most recent 2020 studio albums kelsea (certified RIAA gold) and ballerini were met with critical praise including by NPR who said, “Kelsea Ballerini is definitely one of the most influential women in country right now… she’s defining the sound of the genre.” She has also been welcomed as a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry.

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