Dubbed “Country’s Next Queen” by Billboard, Kelsea Ballerini continues to blaze her own trail to superstardom as she’s the first solo female artist in 15 years to hit #1 with her first two country singles and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut.
Skyrocketing into the spotlight with her Platinum-selling #1 breakout smash-hit, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” the 22-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee native has dedicated the better part of the last decade to creating inspiring music based on her life, to further motivate others to live without fear of their emotions. Her critically acclaimed full-length debut, The First Time, has Kelsea’s credit behind every song, as it radiates positivity while exploring all facets of the human experience. She is a bonafide poet and The First Time reflects just that.
With her name splashed across every major media outlet, a co-host spot alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer replacement series “Greatest Hits” and rave reviews from her stellar live shows flooding in, she’s also earned her first ACM Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year, fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest – Best New Artist (all genre), and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year. Not to mention, becoming a welcomed familiar face on the iconic Grand Ole Opry stage.
“Dreams do come true. I’m seeing it firsthand. While I want to do it all, the arena tours and award shows, most of all, I just want to put out good music that matters,” Kelsea concludes. “When I signed the record deal, in my heart I thought, ‘What do you want to say to the world? Because now, there are people who are going to help you say it.’”
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Don’t miss Kelsea Ballerini opening for Lady Antebellum at the Xfinity Center on August 12th as a part of Country 102.5’s Country Music Festival!