Nashville, Tenn. (July 17, 2017) – Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerini is set for back-to-back TV performances of her new single “Legends” next week, as “Country’s next big thing” (Idolator) continues to bring her heart-melting hit-in-the-making to fans all across the country.
for a whirlwind day on Tuesday (7/25), Ballerini will sing her “crazy,
tragic, epic” anthem of love and loss on both ABC’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA and NBC’s THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON.
in Ballerini’s own romantic life story, the powerful song – co-written
by Ballerini, Hillary Lindsey and Forest Glen Whitehead (also serves as
producer alongside Jason Massey) – offers the first look at her
highly-anticipated second album.
stunning music video, directed by Jeff Venable, puts an unforgettable
face to the “Legends” story, and has already gathered over half a
million views on Vevo. Meanwhile, the track has begun climbing steadily at Country radio and critics (as well as fans) are officially in love.
People Magazine says the track shows Ballerini is “well on her way to becoming a Country legend,” while Perez Hilton
raves that the young singer-songwriter has “filled the void Taylor
Swift left behind when she transitioned from Country over to Pop.” Country Common says “Legends” is “the next chapter in this legendary young artist’s career,” as LA Music Blog predicts the song is “bound to become one of this summer’s Country radio hits,” and Taste of Country gushes about its emotional weight, saying “the song hurts, even as you’re smiling.”
details about Ballerini’s upcoming second album are coming soon. It
will follow the unprecedented success of her debut album, THE FIRST TIME,
which landed inside the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart and
spawned three consecutive PLATINUM and GOLD #1 singles with “Love Me
Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” and “Peter Pan” – marking the only time in
Country history a female artist has hit #1 with her first three singles.
Her fourth release from THE FIRST TIME – the fun and flirty, GOLD-certified “Yeah Boy” – rose to the lofty height of #3 on the Country radio airplay charts.
is currently bringing those record-breaking hits and “Legends” to fans
all over the world, as she crisscrosses the country this summer on Lady
Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR and visits fans in the U.K.,
Ireland, and Europe in October.
About Kelsea Ballerini:
Named among “The 35 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017” by Entertainment Weekly,
GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini has released her first heart-melting
anthemic single “Legends” off her highly anticipated sophomore album.
The Black River Entertainment artist skyrocketed to stardom after
releasing three consecutive #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 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
and is currently on Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR. Awarded
Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor 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.