Black River Entertainment’s KELSEA BALLERINI has earned yet another round of award show accolades, continuing a meteoric rise to country stardom as she scores FOUR nominations for the upcoming RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS.
Nominated in the categories of The Buzz – Breakout Artist of the Year, XOXO – Best Crush Song (for “Yeah Boy”), Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song (for “Peter Pan”), and The Bestest! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist, Ballerini will also CO-HOST the show, which takes place in Los Angeles on April 29 and airs the following night (4/30) at 7 p.m. ET on the Disney Channel and other Disney platforms.
Ballerini was also nominated for Best New Artist at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards and won the show’s Best New Country Artist trophy on March 5. Likewise, she’s up for two honors at the 52nd ACM Awards – Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year (for “Peter Pan”). The 52nd ACM Awards air live from Las Vegas April 2 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Meanwhile, Ballerini’s first show in the United Kingdom (5/11) has completely SOLD OUT. Showing incredible international appeal, tickets to her concert at London’s Under the Bridge were eagerly snatched up under an hour of going on sale. The singer-songwriter is currently touring with Thomas Rhett on his HOME TEAM TOUR, and will join Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR when it kicks off May 26 in Bakersfield, California.
Today (3/6), Ballerini appears as a guest co-host on CBS’ The Talk at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT/CT), on hand to swap stories and share laughs with hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood.
“Yeah Boy,” the latest single from her debut album, THE FIRST TIME, has launched into the Top 10 at Country radio this week. Her first three, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan,” all reached #1, a history-making feat for females in country music.
About Kelsea Ballerini:
Kelsea Ballerini has launched to stardom after releasing three consecutive #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed, GOLD-certified debut album THE FIRST TIME; the PLATINUM-certified hits “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’s credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut. Abuzz with high-profile media looks, the Black River Entertainment artist 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,” selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, and this past summer co-hosted alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer replacement series Greatest Hits. 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, 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.