Chase Stokes was each bit the proud boyfriend watching Kelsea Ballerini‘s headlining area hometown present in Knoxville, Tenn. final Thursday (Nov. 1).
Talking to People, Stokes admits that he “cried the entire time” watching Ballerini’s efficiency, explaining that he knew simply how a lot it meant to her to play that specific stage, for that specific group of followers.
“I am nonetheless recouping from how loud it was,” the Outer Banks actor jokes. “For her to return to her hometown and to promote out an area, like that stage — it was the good factor.”
Much more particular was the truth that Ballerini bought to be surrounded by household and pals as she carried out. “Her mother was there … her household was there,” he continues. “It is a magical second once you see someone who at 12 years outdated needed to have this dream after which to return to her hometown and do precisely what she got down to do — I imply, there is no technique to be extra proud.”
Ballerini has additionally been clear with followers how a lot the headlining present meant to her, as a Knoxville-area native and a singer whose hit single “Half of My Hometown” ruminates on the expertise of getting a sophisticated, emotional relationship with the place the place you grew up.
She performed “Half of My Hometown” during the show, full with a particular shock for the viewers: Her duet associate on the studio recording, Kenny Chesney, got here out onstage to sing it along with her. It was an particularly significant team-up, since Chesney can also be a Knoxville native.
Ballerini and Stokes have been romantically linked for practically a yr, and from the appears of it, issues are getting critical: They bought matching tattoos final month.
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