Emotions have no doubt been all over the place for CMT’s Breakout Artist, Kelsea Ballerini who lost both her grandparents within 39 hours. Ballerini was honored Wednesday night with the CMT Breakout Artist Award and dedicated the award to her grandfather.
The CMT Artists of the Year Awards aired Thursday night and Ballerini took to instagram to thank everyone for their kind words about her grandfather.
Ballerini has had an extraordinary year and has made history with all three of her singles off her debut album hitting #1. Ballerini will also be performing at the CMA Awards November 2, 2016.
Watch: Kelsea Ballerini Perform “Peter Pan” at the CMT Artists of the Year Awards
Yet, her whirlwind of emotions only heightened as her family also lost her grandmother, 39 hours after losing her grandfather. The two had been married for 62 years and literally couldn’t live without each other. She takes comfort in knowing they are both together in heaven.
Grandma joined grandad in heaven this morning. Married 62 years and only lived without each other 39 hours. That's the kind of love we can all only pray to find and keep. Bittersweet few days losing them both, but smiling knowing they are together continuing their love story. Again, thank you for the thoughts and prayers to my family. Especially my daddy.
She continues; “That’s the kind of love we can all only pray to find and keep.” Prayers go out to Kelsea and her family during this most difficult time.