Hot, hot, hot!

Yes, we know that we’re deep into winter and Nashville even got enough snow on Jan. 6 to close schools for the day and keep most drivers off of the treacherous roads, but we aren’t talking about the weather here. We’re talking about country music’s “It Girl,” Kelsea Ballerini.

Kelsea has had such an amazing year landing monster hits with her second and third singles — “Dibs” and “Peter Pan” — her first ACM Award for New Female Vocalist, and in addition to touring with super group Rascal Flatts, she also debuted her first headlining tour.

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Then there’s the whole matter of her personal life. She met Australian singer-songwriter Morgan Evans in the spring, the pair had an instant and magical connection and began dating, and at Christmas, Morgan popped the question. Kelsea, of course, said yes.

The couple has been Down Under since just after Christmas, and they’ve shared many photos, including their New Year’s Eve celebration in Sydney. But, it wasn’t until just a couple of days ago that things got a little steamier. Wearing a peachy tank swim-suit with high-cut legs and a low back, Morgan snapped a photo of his bride-to-be wading in the water and it’s so hot, we’re surprised it didn’t boil.

Now, Kelsea often wears short rompers and mini dresses to perform in or for award shows, so we know the girl has got it, but in this peachy swimsuit, the mercury is definitely rising.

free as we'll ever be.

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Kelsea captions the Instagram photo with a line from Zac Brown Band’s hit single, “Free.”

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As hot as Kelsea is, she doesn’t take herself too seriously. In a follow-up video shot in slow-motion, the country singer attempts a cartwheel on the sandy shore. It’s not exactly Olympic quality, but it’s not bad either. That is, until she bites it on the landing and comes running toward the camera giggling hysterically.

When you think you stuck the landing, but life has other plans for you.

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Vacation will soon come to an end for this beautiful couple. Kelsea will trade in Australia for a cruise when she starts her working vacation Jan. 17 on Country Cruising before she hits the road with Thomas Rhett on his 2017 Home Team Tour.

This country cutie shows a side of herself we've never seen before in racy swimsuit pic Instagram/@KelseaBallerini
Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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