Trisha Yearwood shared the stage with a surprise guest on Friday night (Dec. 15) at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville: Kelsea Ballerini. Together, the two performed Yearwood’s hit “She’s in Love With the Boy.”
Readers can press play above to watch a snippet of Ballerini and Yearwood’s duet. The performance came during Yearwood’s segment of her husband Garth Brooks‘ World Tour stop in Nashville. Yearwood is a special guest at all of Brooks’ World Tour stops, and his show at Bridgestone Arena on Friday night was one of seven that the country superstar has booked for Music City.
Prior to showing up onstage with Yearwood, Ballerini teased her big moment on Twitter: “Surprise happening tonight that I am shaking in my boots about already,” she wrote on Friday morning. “I love Nashville.” After her performance, she shared the above video and wrote“Merry. Christmas. To. Me.” with an emoji expressing her shock.
During Brooks and Yearwood’s Dec. 10 show at Bridgestone Arena, Ballerini and husband Morgan Evans showed up on the “kiss cam” during Yearwood’s performance of “She’s in Love With the Boy.” Later that night, Ballerini tweeted, “I wanna be @trishayearwood when I grow up,” and Yearwood later responded, re-tweeting Ballerini’s tweet and inviting her to sing with her sometime.
Brooks and Yearwood will conclude his World Tour, both in Nashville and overall for North America, with a show at Bridgestone Arena on Dec. 23. Brooks has hinted that 2018 will bring with it international World Tour dates, though no plans have been officially announced.