Following her successful headlining debut with 2016’s sold-out THE FIRST TIME TOUR, Black River Entertainment’s KELSEA BALLERINI has reached another touring milestone with THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR. Selling out all 15 stops, the bona fide trailblazer wrapped her in-demand, worldwide trek in Santa Barbara, CA, (4/25) before performing at the famed Stagecoach festival on Friday (4/27).
From filling the pews of Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, to traveling across the world to her now-second home of Australia to hit capacity at Sydney’s Metro Theatre, THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR pushed Ballerini’s superstardom even further with several “mountaintop moments” and notable major city stops in New York, NY, and Seattle, WA. Concluding her thematic two-month journey of loss, life, and love – as chronicled on her acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY – at Stagecoach, Ballerini was dubbed the “Strongest Stagecoach debut” by The Press-Enterprise during her first full set at the annual music festival.
“Every piece of this show has been so intentionally made with heart, and if you’ve been able to make it out to one of the stops I hope you’ve felt that love like we have,” Ballerini shared on Instagram in regards to THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR. “Thank you for listening to a new album played from top to bottom, thank you for making posters and T-shirt’s with your favorite lyrics, thank you for painting your faces in glitter and for letting yourselves go on the Unapologetically journey with me every night.”
Beginning on June 15 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO, she will hit the road again as Keith Urban’s special guest on the GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR running through November 3 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The billing is very special to Ballerini, as Urban’s hit “Stupid Boy” inspired her to start writing Country music as a teen. Penned by Ballerini alongside Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen, “I Hate Love Songs” is her current chart-rising follow-up to her history-making #1 “Legends.”
Vying for multiple titles at upcoming award shows, Ballerini is nominated for Top Country Female Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards airing May 20 live from Las Vegas on NBC. After taking home two ARDY statuettes plus co-hosting the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, she’s also up for three nods including The Bestest – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist, Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song (“Legends”), and all-genre XOXO – Best Crush Song (“Legends”), this year. The sixth annual event will take place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA, and air on the Disney Channel, as well as additional Disney-branded platforms, on June 23. Fan voting is now open through June 3.
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.” This summer, she’ll be Keith Urban’s featured artist on the GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR, after wrapping her own sold-out headlining THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR. 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 in 2017: 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 Top Country Female Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards plus three categories at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards: The Bestest! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist, Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song (“Legends”), and all-genre XOXO – Best Crush Song (“Legends”).http://www.countryschatter.com/2018/05/kelsea-ballerini-tops-off-sold-out-the-unapologetically-tour-at-stagecoach/Press ReleaseTours"Legeds",facebook,Instagram,Kelsea Ballerini,ryman auditorium,stagecoach festival,The Press Enterprise,the Unapologetically tour,Twitter