Marking the only international stop on THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR, Black River Entertainment’s KELSEA BALLERINI made her headlining debut (3/20) in Australia at Sydney’s Metro Theatre, following a whirlwind trip around the world with her acclaimed sophomore album, UNAPOLOGETICALLY.
Jet-setting between C2C: Country to Country 2018 in London, United Kingdom (3/9), Glasgow, Scotland (3/10), and Dublin, Ireland (3/11), the Country music trailblazer hit #1 on UK’s iTunes Top Country Albums chart with UNAPOLOGETICALLY, as her new single, “I Hate Love Songs,” topped UK’s iTunes Top Country Songs chart. In addition, the cheeky ballad was added to BBC Radio 2’s esteemed A List playlist.
With her husband Morgan Evans (Warner Music Nashville) by her side, Ballerini’s return to Australia brought to life the “love” chapter of her thematic journey of “loss, life, and love” in UNAPOLOGETICALLY. She introduced “I Hate Love Songs” live at the 2018 CMC Music Awards (3/15), just two years after meeting Evans while co-hosting the same Australian award show together.
Ballerini then jumped to CMC Rocks 2018 in Ipswich, Australia (3/17-18), before headlining Sydney’s Metro Theatre (3/20). The night was filled with “Every. Dang. Feeling.” (she later remarked on Twitter), as the sold-out crowd of 1200 sang along to every word of every song of her intimate 12-track sonic diary. Bringing her real-life love story full circle, she also sweetly brought Evans onstage before “I Hate Love Songs.” Penned by Ballerini alongside Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen, the “fun, tough-talking ode to keeping things real” (Rolling Stone Country) is now playing on Country radio.
THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR continues stateside on April 3, for a rescheduled show at EXPRESS LIVE! in Columbus, OH. Notching 14 cities at capacity, The Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA, (4/25) is the only venue with limited tickets remaining. With major headlining city stops in New York, NY, and Seattle, WA, next month, Ballerini wraps her trek on April 27 at the annual Stagecoach festival in Indio, CA.
Vying for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year (“Legends”) at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, Ballerini is slated to perform live from Las Vegas on CBS.
Ballerini was also announced today (3/21) as heading back to the CMA Fest stage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium during the four-day Country music festival this June.
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ABOUT KELSEA BALLERINI: Applauded as GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini’s “grown-up statement” (Rolling Stone), the Black River Entertainment artist’s acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY takes listeners on an intimate journey of loss, life, and love. The 12-track compilation – all written or co-written by Ballerini – features the GOLD-certified, #1 hit “Legends” and current chart-rising single “I Hate Love Songs.” She’s currently on THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR, following her sold-out first headlining tour, THE FIRST TIME TOUR (2016). The record-breaker skyrocketed to stardom after releasing PLATINUM-certified, #1 smashes – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” “Peter Pan” – from her GOLD-certified breakout THE FIRST TIME. Ballerini is the only female artist in Country music history, including female duos and groups, to go #1 with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album. As spotted on “Best Dressed” lists, the style maven appeared in a multi-page fashion spread in Cosmopolitan’s March 2018 issue, with several other high profile looks: Billboard Magazine’s GRAMMY preview issue; Forbes’ “30 Under 30” class; and People Magazine’s “Beauty at Every Age” list in their iconic World’s Most Beautiful issue. Praised by The New York Times as an “elegant songwriter,” Ballerini has received the esteemed ASCAP Vanguard Award, CMT Next Women of Country’s Impact Award, Nashville Business Journal’s Artist of The Year, ACM Honor’s Gene Weed Milestone Award, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist, Billboard Women in Music’s Rising Star, multiple Radio Disney Music Awards plus several breakthrough female awards from ACM and CMT. She’s vying for ACM Female Vocalist of the Year and ACM Video of the Year (“Legends”) at the upcoming award show airing live April 15 on CBS.http://www.countryschatter.com/2018/04/kelsea-ballerini-unapologetically-makes-sold-out-headlining-debut-in-australia/NewsPress ReleaseToursCountry 2 Country C2C London,Kelsea Ballerini,Morgan Evans,Twitter,Ujapologetically,Warner Music Nashville