Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini shines bright with two big award wins this weekend – 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. Thanks to the support of her fans and country radio, Ballerini is the only artist to score award wins at both shows.
Taking her third single “Peter Pan” to a new level, Ballerini teamed up with rising pop star Daya for a special mash-up of the chart-rising hit and Daya’s pop anthem, “Hide Away” on the Radio Disney Music Awards. And, the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year continued to illuminate the stage at the ACCAs, literally, with a flirty, colorful performance of her #1, GOLD-certified hit “Dibs,” featuring a custom-designed light up romper. She kicked off the song by sending a tweet from her phone and then kept the playful social media theme going with emojis corresponding to her song lyrics appearing on screen.
Ballerini rounded out the trip to Los Angeles with media stops at Access Hollywood Live, Young Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter and Perez Hilton.
Flying up the country radio charts, Ballerini’s “Peter Pan” (written by Ballerini, Jesse Lee and Forest Glen Whitehead) was recently added to Spotify’s “Hot Country Playlist.” Alongside “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs,” the song is from her critically-acclaimed debut THE FIRST TIME.
About Kelsea Ballerini Kelsea Ballerini launched to stardom with two consecutive GOLD-certified, #1 smashes – “Love Me Like You Mean It” and follow-up “Dibs” – from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME. The Black River Entertainment recording artist is the first solo female artist in 15 years to hit #1 with her first two country singles and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. Abuzz with high-profile media looks, she 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” and selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. The talented singer/songwriter’s credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut. Racking up her first CMT, CMA, AMA and Radio Disney Music award nominations, she received Billboard’s “Rising Star” award at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event and just earned her first-ever ACM award win for 2016 New Female Vocalist of the Year. Having shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, Ballerini recently performed at the Country CMC Rocks Festival in Australia and will join select dates with Billy Currington this spring and Rascal Flatts this summer.https://www.countryschatter.com/2016/05/kelsea-ballerini-shines-bright-with-big-award-win-this-weekend/AwardsNewsPhoto ReleasePress ReleaseAmerican Country Countdown Awards,Black River Entertainment,Breakthrough Female of the Year,Dibs,facebook,Kelsea Ballerini,Love Me Like You Mean It,Peter Pan,Twitter