Nashville, Tenn. (November 24, 2014) – Newly named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country Black River Entertainment songwriter and recording artist Kelsea Ballerini digitally releases her self-titled EP
today. The acoustic music video for Kelsea’s debut single “Love Me Like
You Mean It” is featured in CMT’s “Artist Discovery” campaign and is
now playing on CMT Pure.
Touted by Billboard as an “…Uptempo, take-charge anthem,” the single earned her recognition as being the #1 Added Debut Single By a Female in 2014 and “Love Me Like You Mean It” is nearing the Top 40 at # 43 this week on both Mediabase and Billboard country airplay charts.
Songwriting is cornerstone in Kelsea’s composition as an artist making the invitation from CMT to join their Next Women of Country
franchise alongside last year’s members including GRAMMY-winner
singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves and GRAMMY-nominated
singer/songwriters Brandy Clark and Jewel, all the more humbling.
“I remember seeing the women that CMT chose last year for Next Women of Country
and thinking, ‘I hope one day I can be part of a similar group because
it’s such an exciting time for women in country music.’”
continued, “I never thought that a year later I’d be part of
this group. It’s a huge honor and I’m very thankful to be in company
with ladies that are really breaking through and shaking up country
music right now.”
“Love Me Like You Mean It” is included on Kelsea Ballerini co-produced
by Forest Glen Whitehead & Jason Massey, along with four additional
new songs penned by Kelsea. “The First Time,” Kelsea’s only solo-write
on the EP puts her songwriting abilities on full display.
To view the acoustic music video for “Love Me Like You Mean It” please visit Kelsea’s artist page on CMT.com or click HERE.
1. “Love Me Like You Mean It” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Kerr, Carpenter)
2. “Yeah Boy” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Timmer)
3. “The First Time” (Ballerini)
4. “Dibs” (Ballerini, Kerr, Griffin, Duke)
5. “Lookin’ At Stars” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Stepakoff)
ABOUT KELSEA BALLERINI:
Newly named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country,
Kelsea Ballerini’s debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” is at
Country Radio, SiriusXM’s Radio Disney and is digitally available now.
Hailing from Knoxville, TN, singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini moved to
Nashville, TN at age 15 to chase the dream of becoming a songwriter. At
age 19, Kelsea signed a publishing deal with Black River Publishing in
2013 and later that year signed a record deal with Black River
Photo Credit: Jeremy Ryan