Kelsea Ballerini has come a long way in a very short period of time.  Yesterday she was honored to announce some of the nominees for this year's CMA Awards.  What she didn't realize was that her name was one of the ones that was about to be called out - not only for New Artist of the Year but also for Female Vocalist of the Year.

Can't believe I had the honor to announce some of the CMA Country Music Association nominations this morning AND received nominations for NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR and FEMALE VOCALIST!! This is unreal and I couldn't do this without y'all! <3 #CMAawards

Posted by Kelsea Ballerini on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

She's in good company too.  Here are the nominees for Female Vocalist of the year:


Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Lee Ann Womack