(May 13, 2016) – Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini
hit the Big Apple this week to make her debut on LIVE with Kelly and Michael
yesterday (5/12), performing her skyrocketing single “Peter Pan,” which
launched into the Top 30 at country radio this week. Written by
Ballerini, Jesse Lee and Forest Glen Whitehead, “Peter Pan”
reveals a deeper side to the breakout artist and is the third single released from her critically acclaimed debut THE FIRST TIME.
the appearance, Ballerini attended Mary Kay’s Global Day of Beauty to
help create awareness of domestic violence and dating abuse – an
epidemic that impacts one in three young people today. She performed for
50 survivors of domestic abuse, who were treated to a day of pampering
and beauty. The Mary Kay Global Day of Beauty is a component of Mary
Kay’s Don’t Look Away
campaign which works to educate the public on recognizing the signs of
an abusive relationship, how to take action and to raise awareness of
announced earlier this week, Ballerini will co-host ABC’s new music
series “Greatest Hits” with Arsenio Hall, premiering Thursday, June 30
(9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). Each episode will highlight a five-year period
celebrating the biggest hits from that time. Each week, iconic music
artists, as well as today’s music chart-toppers, will take the stage and
perform the songs that defined the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. The
six-episode series will feature special solo performances,
never-before-seen duets and incredible tributes.
Racking up the accolades, Ballerini recently earned her first-ever ACM Award win for 2016 New Female Vocalist of the Year
, the 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
. She recently earned a CMT Music Award nomination for Female Video of the Year
for the playful #1 smash “Dibs.” The fan-voted award show will air live
from Nashville on Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET. Voting is now open on
and will continue through June 6 at 12:01 a.m. ET.
About Kelsea Ballerini
Kelsea Ballerini launched to stardom with two consecutive
GOLD-certified, #1 smashes – “Love Me Like You Mean It” and follow-up
“Dibs” – from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME.
The Black River Entertainment recording artist is 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.
Abuzz with high-profile media looks, she 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. The talented singer/songwriter’s credit is featured on all 12
songs on her debut. Having shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Lady
Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, Ballerini
recently performed at the Country CMC Rocks Festival in Australia and
will join select dates with Billy Currington this spring and Rascal
Flatts this summer.
Photo Credit: David M. Russell, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution