Ahead of the big night, Kelsea dropped in with Cody Alan to reveal some of her personal favorite highlights from the past 12 months.
"It's interesting because my gut reaction when I think about the last 12 months it's like, "Ugh, that was tough." But, when I really actually think about it, so many wonderful career things happened that wouldn't have happened otherwise," says the country star.
Aside from setting the stage for the Jonas Brothers on the 'Remember This' tour, Kelsea named some standout moments that have really meant a lot to her in 2021.
"Kelly Clarkson called me, and I got to fill in on her seat on The Voice," says Kelsea. "I wrote a book. I remade an album. I have two collaborations out on two separate formats right now."
"I have done a lot of things that wouldn't have happened otherwise and things that I am really proud of," Kelsea says sincerely.
"So, I am not too mad at the last 12 months."
Watch for Kelsea on Wednesday night during the 2021 CMT 'Artist of the Year' special airing LIVE from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 13 at 9 p/8c on CMT.
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