With the countdown on until Black River Entertainment recording artist KELSEA BALLERINI's long-awaited sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY releases November 3, the Country star is ready for several upcoming must-see appearances.
After kicking off the weekend with a high-energy performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV, on Saturday (9/23), Ballerini will today (9/25) sit down with hosts Carissa Culiner, Catt Sadler, and Justin Sylvester, to talk all things pop culture on E! News' Daily Pop live from Los Angeles, CA, at 12/11c.
The CMA Female Vocalist of the Year nominee will also make her debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday (9/27), performing her anthemic title track which pushes full-throttle in love. Celebrating a fearless, love-at-first-sight once-in-a-lifetime romance, "Unapologetically" was penned by Ballerini, Forest Glen Whitehead and Hillary Lindsey. Keeping it full-speed ahead as her current single "Legends" climbs the Country radio charts, Ballerini will venture to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to kick off the last leg of Lady Antebellum's YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR at AFAS Live on October 1. Her globetrotting adventure will then continue from Ireland to her second trip in the UK, as she introduces her brand new songs to international fans including "High School," which is the third track now instantly available for download upon preorder. Fans had an inside look at "High School" with this special acoustic live performance version exclusively on TIME.For more information on tour dates visit KelseaBallerini.com, and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
BEHIND THE SCENES - Kelsea Ballerini
Named among the "30 Biggest Albums of Fall" by Entertainment Weekly, GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini has released her first heart-melting anthemic single "Legends" off her highly anticipated sophomore album, UNAPOLOGETICALLY, slated to drop November 3. The Black River Entertainment artist skyrocketed to stardom after releasing three consecutive PLATINUM-certified, #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed, GOLD debut album THE FIRST TIME – "Love Me Like You Mean It," "Peter Pan," and "Dibs" – making her the only female artist in Country music history, including female duos and groups, to achieve this accolade. The talented singer-songwriter also reached GOLD with Top 5 hit "Yeah Boy," after having written or co-written all 12 songs on her debut. Ballerini has appeared on the cover of Billboard Magazine's GRAMMY preview issue, was included in Forbes' "30 Under 30" class of 2017, and featured in People Magazine's "Beauty at Every Age" list in their iconic World's Most Beautiful issue for 2017. She's been named "The Country Sweetheart" in People's elite "Ones to Watch" portfolio, praised by Rolling Stone as the "Nashville It Girl," touted by Billboard as "Country's Next Queen," and selected as one of CMT's Next Women of Country.
After her 2016 headline THE FIRST TIME TOUR – which visited dozens of cities across the U.S. and included sold-out shows in her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York City; Los Angeles; and more – Ballerini joined Thomas Rhett for his HOME TEAM TOUR and is heading to the UK for the last leg of Lady Antebellum's YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR. Awarded Billboard's "Rising Star" honor at the prestigious 2015 Women in Music event, she has continued to gain recognition by scoring ACM's for New Female Vocalist of the Year and the prestigious Gene Weed Milestone Award, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist, multiple Radio Disney Music Awards, and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year. Ballerini is vying for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 51st Annual CMA Awards airing live from Nashville on November 8 on ABC.