Kelsea Ballerini Says Goodbye to Her Grandpa With This Sweet Photo


October 19, 2016 was a difficult day for Kelsea Ballerini.

She lost her beloved grandpa but was scheduled to appear at the CMT Artists of the Year event, where she received the CMT Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

She wrote about the conflicting emotions on her Instagram page:

Thank you for the kind words. it was an emotional day yesterday losing my grandpa, but an honor to stand on stage with his last name and do what I love knowing he had the best seat in the house. me and my family appreciate the thoughts and prayers.

We are so sad for your loss, Kelsea.