Photo L – R: Iconic Entertainment’s Fletcher Foster, Grand Ole Opry’s Dan Rogers, Kelsea Ballerini,
Black River Entertainment’s Gordon Kerr and Rick Froio
Photo Credit: Chris Hollo, ©2016 Grand Ole Opry
As country star Kelsea Ballerini finished her performance and walked off of the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage last night (8/10), the Black River Entertainment artist was surprised by her label team with a GOLD plaque for her Top 10 and climbing hit, “Peter Pan,” to recognize the official RIAA certification of over 500,000 sales and streams in the U.S. alone. Additionally, the single has over 17.5 million streams on Spotify worldwide.
Another “mountaintop moment” in her record-breaking career, “Peter Pan” is Ballerini’s third single to be certified GOLD off of her critically acclaimed debut THE FIRST TIME following “Dibs” and the now PLATINUM-certified “Love Me Like You Mean It.”
Ballerini took to social media to express her gratitude and thank her fans in this video posted to Twitter.
The “Peter Pan” music video, directed by Kristin Barlowe, broke the 10 million views mark on Vevo last week and still continues to soar. Written by Ballerini, Jesse Lee, and Forest Glen Whitehead, the multi-faceted song highlights Ballerini’s wise beyond her years maturity heard throughout the debut album.
For updated tour dates and information on Kelsea Ballerini’s THE FIRST TIME TOUR and brand new Fan Club visit the newly launched KelseaBallerini.com and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Kelsea Ballerini: Kelsea Ballerini launched to stardom with two consecutive #1 smashes – PLATINUM-certified “Love Me Like You Mean It” and GOLD-certified 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,” selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, and this summer co-hosted alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer replacement series Greatest Hits. The talented singer/songwriter’s credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut, including the current Top 10-and-climbing GOLD-certified hit single “Peter Pan.” Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event, Ballerini continues to rack up the accolades earning 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. Having shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, Ballerini performed at the Country CMC Rocks Festival in Australia and is currently on Rascal Flatts’ nationwide RHYTHM & ROOTS Tour.https://www.countryschatter.com/2016/08/kelsea-ballerini-earns-gold-with-top-10-single-peter-pan/AwardsNewsPhoto ReleasePress ReleaseBlack River Entertainment,Dan Rogers,Fletcher Foster,Gordon Kerr,Kelsea Ballerini,Peter Pan,rhythm & Roots,Rick Froio,The First Time