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Knoxville native Kelsea Ballerini has huge plans for 2024, including a new album and non-music endeavors. Ballerini renewed her 10-year contract with Nashville’s Black River Entertainment, which catapulted her to stardom in 2023. The new deal was not disclosed, but another record is expected in the coming months and “in all facets of entertainment.” “Going into the second quarter (of 2024) will start a new chapter for Kelsea in a very big, loud way for the next two years,” her manager Jason Owen added.