To Perform FREE Show At Alma Mater, Knoxville’s

Central High School, On October 28

Vying For Female Vocalist Of The Year At The 51st Annual

CMA Awards Next Month

Photo Credit: Sarah Barlow

Photo Credit: Sarah Barlow

Nashville, Tenn. (October 17, 2017) – Black River Entertainment recording artist KELSEA BALLERINI is
unapologetically heading home to Knoxville, TN, following an
international trek of much acclaim while supporting Lady Antebellum’s

From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Dublin, Ireland, with a splash of UK dates, Ballerini garnered first-rate reviews, as Entertainment Focus applauded
her “oozing confidence and stage presence” shining bright “like a
seasoned pro,” while stating, “Ballerini has star quality written all
over her and she certainly knows how to work an arena crowd.” Already
billed for C2C: Country to Country 2018 next March, this venture marked
her highly-anticipated return to London, after making her sold-out
headlining debut at local trendy nightclub Under The Bridge this past

Read the full review here:

partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development as
part of their Snapchat Concert Series and ongoing “The Soundtrack of
America. Made in Tennessee.” brand campaign, Ballerini is next set to
revisit her alma mater Central High School on October 28. Appearing on
the same stage she once performed an original song on for the first time
as a student, today’s bonafide Country superstar will spotlight brand
new songs from UNAPOLOGETICALLY ahead of its November 3 launch.
Free tickets will be available by following “Tennessee” on Snapchat,
with additional specialty content by Ballerini offered via the mobile

long-awaited sophomore album features current single “Legends” – her
“crazy, tragic, epic” tale of storybook love – which has today (10/17) premiered an exclusive acoustic performance video.Also gracing this week’s cover of Parade Magazine
(10/15), Ballerini happily chows down on a slice for the “What America
Eats – The Best Pizza Ever!” issue as she further shares her journey of
loss, life, and love – which all started over a pizza with three good
friends and resulted in her first #1 smash-hit “Love Me Like You Mean
It.” View the cover and read the full article here.

UNAPOLOGETICALLY is available for preorder,
with “Legends,” “Unapologetically,” and “High School” instantly
available. A fourth track, “Miss Me More,” will be accessible Friday

Before vying for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 51st annual CMA Awards on November 8, Ballerini will be honored as Nashville Business Journal’s Artist of the Year during its fourth annual Women in Music City Awards (10/17) and presented with the esteemed ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards (11/6).

For more information on UNAPOLOGETICALLY visit, and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Kelsea Ballerini:

Named among the “30 Biggest Albums of Fall” by Entertainment Weekly, GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini has released her first heart-melting anthemic single “Legends” off her highly anticipated sophomore album, UNAPOLOGETICALLY,
slated to drop November 3. The Black River Entertainment artist
skyrocketed to stardom after releasing three consecutive
PLATINUM-certified, #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed, GOLD debut
album THE FIRST TIME – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter
Pan,” and “Dibs” – making her the only female artist in Country music
history, including female duos and groups, to achieve this accolade. The
talented singer-songwriter also reached GOLD with Top 5 hit “Yeah Boy,”
after having written or co-written all 12 songs on her debut. Ballerini
has appeared on the cover of Billboard Magazine’s GRAMMY preview issue, was included in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” class of 2017, and featured in People Magazine’s
“Beauty at Every Age” list in their iconic World’s Most Beautiful issue
for 2017. She’s been named “The Country Sweetheart” in People’s elite “Ones to Watch” portfolio, praised by Rolling Stone as the “Nashville It Girl,” touted by Billboard as “Country’s Next Queen,” and selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country.
After her 2016 headline THE FIRST TIME TOUR – which visited dozens of
cities across the U.S. and included sold-out shows in her hometown of
Knoxville, Tennessee; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York City; Los
Angeles; and more – Ballerini joined Thomas Rhett for his HOME TEAM TOUR
followed by Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR. Awarded Billboard’s
“Rising Star” title at the prestigious 2015 Women in Music event, she
has continued to gain recognition by scoring her first-ever ACM Award
win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist, multiple Radio Disney Music Awards, and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year. Ballerini is vying for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 51st annual CMA Awards airing live from Nashville on November 8 on ABC. She will also be honored as Artist of the Year at the Nashville Business Journal’s fourth annual Women in Music City Awards (10/17) and with the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards (11/6).


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