CBS' Thanksgiving Day Parade Will Feature Kelsea Ballerini

THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS, featuring a performance by GRAMMY® Award nominated recording artist Kelsea Ballerini, will be anchored by ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT host Kevin Frazier and correspondent Keltie Knight, live from New York City Thursday, Nov. 23.

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The parade will be broadcast 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, live ET/8:00-11:00 AM, live CT/7:00-10:00 AM, live MT/9:00 AM-12:00 PM, delayed PT.

A CBS Thanksgiving tradition in its 57th year, the special will feature portions of the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City. Additional performances during the parade will include the casts of the Broadway hit musicals “Come From Away” and “Waitress,” featuring GRAMMY® Award winner Jason Mraz.

GRAMMY® Award nominee Kelsea Ballerini released her first single, “Legends,” off her highly anticipated sophomore album, Unapologetically, slated for release on Nov. 3 (Black River Entertainment). Ballerini skyrocketed to stardom after releasing three consecutive platinum-certified #1 hits from her critically acclaimed debut album, The First Time – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan” and “Dibs” – making her the only female artist in country music history, including female duos and groups, to achieve this accolade. The talented singer-songwriter also reached gold status with Top 5 hit “Yeah Boy,” after having written or co-written all 12 songs on her debut. After her 2016 headline The First Time Tour – which visited dozens of cities across the U.S. and included sold-out shows in her hometown of Knoxville, Tenn., Minneapolis, Minn., New York City, Los Angeles and more – Ballerini joined Thomas Rhett for his Home Team Tour, followed by Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good World Tour. Awarded Billboard magazine’s Rising Star title at the prestigious 2015 Women in Music event, she has continued to gain recognition by scoring her first ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist, multiple Radio Disney Music Awards and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year.

Frazier and Knight will anchor from a site along the parade route in New York City. The beloved parade is famous for its gigantic balloons of cartoon character favorites, fantastic floats and lively marching bands from across the country. This will mark the seventh consecutive year Frazier has hosted. Knight is hosting for the third time.

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