NASHVILLE, TN (October 14, 2015) – As announced yesterday (10/13), Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerini is aglow with her first American Music Awards (AMA) nomination for 2015 Favorite Female Artist – Country. The fan-voted awards show will air live from Los Angeles on November 22nd at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Voting is now open via AMAvote.com.
is my first all-genre award show nomination,” exclaims Kelsea
Ballerini. “And, I’m in the category with two women [Miranda Lambert and
Carrie Underwood] who have influenced me so much in Country music. I
can’t wait to go experience it all for the first time!”
The breakthrough New Artist is making a statement at Country radio with her current Top 20–and-climbing hit single “Dibs”. Featured on her debut album THE FIRST TIME, “Dibs” follows the #1, GOLD-certified smash “Love Me Like You Mean It.” She recently performed both songs live from Billboard’s studio and fans can view the exclusive videos here: http://bit.ly/1OvanqF.
Touring nationwide this fall, the double CMA Award nominee (New Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year) is gearing up to perform on the 49th Annual CMA Awards broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on November 4th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
launched to stardom with the release of her #1, GOLD-certified debut
“Love Me Like You Mean It” and current hit “Dibs.” Abuzz with shout-outs
from superstars Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town, she
is the first solo female artist in nine years to hit #1 with her debut
country single and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the
charts with a debut. Scoring a number of recent high-profile media
appearances, the talented singer/songwriter has been named “The Country
Sweetheart” in People Magazine’s elite “Ones to Watch” portfolio, touted by Billboard Magazine as “Country’s Next Queen,” praised by Rolling Stone
as the “Nashville It Girl” and selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of
Country. Co-produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey, THE FIRST TIME landed Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and released to rave reviews with Billboard acclaiming,
“Her frankness and honesty are rooted in country’s long tradition of
storytelling, a tradition that she deftly adapts to both 21st century
and timeless concerns.”
Photo Credit: Brad Lovell – Courtesy of Iconic Entertainment