Special Concert Highlights Rising International Profile; First UK Single
“XO” Now Playing On BBC Radio 2

Kicking Off Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR May 26

Photo Credit: Sony Music Entertainment UK
Nashville, Tenn. (May 16, ­­2017) – Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini made
her wildly successful UK debut last week when she performed a SOLD OUT
headlining concert at London’s hip UNDER THE BRIDGE nightclub, charmed
viewers during several TV appearances and even popped in to chat with
Steve Wright at BBC Radio 2, further showing strong international appeal
that will propel the star toward new horizons this year.
already captured American hearts with her graceful, sincere and
fun-loving brand of modern country music, Sony Music Commercial Group in
conjunction with Black River Entertainment hosted the record-breaking
singer/songwriter in support of the UK release of her critically
acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME. This special UK edition
features four bonus acoustic tracks along with her lead UK single, “XO”
(Ballerini / Gravitt / O’Brien), now spinning on BBC Radio 2. 
the week off with a packed showcase in front of the UK’s finest in
media, streaming, television and radio (May 9), Ballerini was then
greeted by roaring fans at UNDER THE BRIDGE (May 11) who sang along to
every word of historic #1 hits like the deeply moving ballad “Peter
Pan,” uptempo jams “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs,” and her
fun-and-flirty Top 5 single “Yeah Boy.” Ballerini’s concert experience
was described by local media as “electric” and a hint of big things to
rocked Under the Bridge last night and now she’s tested the waters here
in the UK … With a warm stage presence, an engaging personality and a
set list full of great songs, Kelsea showed the UK why she’s one of the
biggest new artists in Country music.”
Entertainment Focus
Read the full review here:

Ballerini won’t stay away from her new fans for long. On May 26, she’ll
kick off Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR in Bakersfield,
California, which this fall will play to massive international audiences
including the following dates: 
10/04/17 – MANCHESTER @ Manchester Arena
10/05/17 – DUBLIN @ 3Arena
10/07/17 – GLASGOW @ The SSE Hydro
10/09/17 – BIRMINGHAM @ Barclaycard Arena
10/10/17 – LONDON @ The O2
Ballerini heads into the 2017 CMT Music Awards with an incredible four
nominations (tying her for the lead with fellow superstars Keith Urban
and Thomas Rhett): Video of the Year (“Peter Pan”), Female Video of the Year (“Peter Pan”), CMT Performance of the Year
(Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini, “You’re Still the
One/Any Man of Mine/Man, I Feel Like a Woman” From CMT Artists of the
Year), and CMT Social Superstar. This year’s show airs live from Nashville June 7 at 8 p.m. ET and voting is now open on
follow up on June 9 with a high-profile co-host appearance at
Nashville’s Nissan Stadium for the 2017 CMA Music Festival and is
currently working on her much anticipated sophomore album, with more
details coming soon.
For more information visit, and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Kelsea Ballerini:
GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini has launched to stardom after releasing
three consecutive No. 1 smashes from her critically acclaimed debut
album THE FIRST TIME, the PLATINUM-certified “Love Me Like You
Mean It” and “Peter Pan,” and GOLD-certified “Dibs,” making her the only
female artist in country music history, including female duos and
groups, to achieve this accolade. The talented singer-songwriter wrote
or co-wrote all 12 songs on her debut. Following Top 5 hit “Yeah Boy,”
Ballerini is currently in the studio working on her second album — as Entertainment Weekly named her among “The 35 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017.” The Black River Entertainment artist 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 — she joined Thomas Rhett for his HOME TEAM TOUR
and will next embark on Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR.
Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor at the prestigious 2015
Women in Music event, Ballerini has continued to gain recognition by
scoring her first-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, Best New Country Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, multiple Radio Disney Music Awards and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year

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