Bits & Pieces: Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Chase Rice, Priscilla Block

People.com reported over the weekend that Kelsea Ballerini seems to have sparked romance with actor Chase Stokes. The Outer Banks star shared a pic on his Instagram sitting with her at College Football National Championship in Inglewood, California. Several other photos followed of them at the game together. One showed Kelsea resting her head on his shoulder.

While appearing as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Maren Morris apologized on behalf of country music for the sometimes homophobic attitudes. She told the drag queen contestants on MTV, “Coming from country music and its relationship with LGBTQ+ members, I just want to say I’m sorry. She went on to say, “I love you guys for making me feel like a brave voice in country music.” Morris has frequently used her platform to call out anti-LGBTQ behavior.

Chase Rice is making the rounds on national television. Last week he made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and this Thursday, he’ll guest on The Jennifer Hudson Show. He’s promoting his upcoming album, I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell, which comes out February 10.

Priscilla Block has released a new self-penned song and lyric video called Me Pt. 2.” About writing it, she said, “This is hands down one of the most honest songs I’ve ever written. It was 2 o’clock in the morning – just me, my guitar and a piece of paper.” Look for it to be on the Deluxe Edition of her debut album, Welcome to the Block Parry, out February 10.