Nashville, Tenn. (August 11, 2017) – Following her first-hand cover art reveal on Instagram, Black River Entertainment recording artist KELSEA BALLERINI excitedly hosted an impromptu dance party with fan club members post-show in Darien Center, NY, to celebrate the midnight launch of her much-anticipated sophomore album, UNAPOLOGETICALLY, available for pre-order today (8/11). The long-awaited track listing was also creatively unveiled in a groundbreaking partnership with Foursquare Swarm.
UNAPOLOGETICALLY is produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey (*except where noted) and features 12 tracks all written or co-written by Ballerini. Releasing November 3, UNAPOLOGETICALLY takes listeners on an intimate, behind-the-scenes journey of the past few years of the Country singer’s life. Filled with “blood, sweat, and heartbeats,” the powerful debut single, “Legends,” continues its steady climb on Country radio, while emotionally captivating over 1.5 million viewers with its breathtaking cinematic music video directed by Jeff Venable.
Reviews are flooding in by media swept up in the heart-swelling tale:
“The single gives a feeling of a spiritual successor to her ‘fantasy-themed’ platinum hit ‘Peter Pan.’”
– E! News
“For those missing This Is Us, look no further than Kelsea Ballerini’s new music video for
‘Legends’ — because it’s definitely a tearjerker.”
“…she’s given the anthemic track a gripping music video treatment.”
– Rolling Stone
“There are really only a couple of ways to look back on a heartbreak. One is to do so with all kinds
of remorse and regret, and the other is to look back the way Kelsea Ballerini does. Fondly.”
“After creating her voice ‘The First Time’ around, Kelsea Ballerini returned with a valiant outlook
toward lost love and future insight with her song, ‘Legends.’”
– Sounds Like Nashville
Fans now have immediate access to the unabashed title track upon preorder. Written by Ballerini, Whitehead, and Hillary Lindsey, “Unapologetically” celebrates a fearless, love-at-first sight once-in-a-lifetime romance.
Ballerini revealed her UNAPOLOGETICALLY track listing via a first-ever personalized “Kelsea Ballerini Bonus” inside Swarm. All week long (8/7-11), users of the life-logging mobile app have actively kept watch on her social media accounts for special clues on which locations to visit. Upon checking in, they then received an interactive pop-up to swipe – which promoted an exclusive clip of a must-hear album track and Ballerini talking about the highly anticipated tunes. Currently 50 million monthly global users keep track of their travels with the Swarm app and explore the world and discover new places using Foursquare City Guide.
Here’s a complete look at Kelsea Ballerini’s UNAPOLOGETICALLY track listing:
1. “GRAVEYARD” (Kelsea Ballerini, Forest Glen Whitehead, Shane McAnally; *Produced by Whitehead, Massey, McAnally)
2. “MISS ME MORE” (Kelsea Ballerini, David Hodges, Brett McLaughlin)
3. “GET OVER YOURSELF” (Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally)
4. “ROSES” (Kelsea Ballerini, Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley)
5. “MACHINE HEART” (Kelsea Ballerini, Greg Wells, James Abrahart)
6. “IN BETWEEN” (Kelsea Ballerini, Jimmy Robbins, Shane McAnally)
7. “HIGH SCHOOL” (Kelsea Ballerini)
8. “END OF THE WORLD” (Kelsea Ballerini, Hillary Lindsey, Lindsay Rimes; *Produced by Lindsay Rimes)
9. “I HATE LOVE SONGS” (Kelsea Ballerini, Trevor Rosen, Shane McAnally)
10. “UNAPOLOGETICALLY” (Kelsea Ballerini, Forest Glen Whitehead, Hillary Lindsey)
11. “MUSIC” (Kelsea Ballerini, Jimmy Robbins, Nicolle Galyon, Jennifer Denmark; *Produced by Whitehead, Massey, Robbins)
12. “LEGENDS” (Kelsea Ballerini, Forest Glen Whitehead, Hillary Lindsey)
Ballerini continues her hot streak with a must-see high-profile TV appearance co-hosting ABC’s CMA Fest: The Music Event of Summer alongside Thomas Rhett, airing August 16 at 8 p.m. ET. Taped during the 2017 CMA Music Festival at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium in June, the show-stopping special features performances by today’s hottest Country stars. Off-screen, she continues touring the globe on Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR, with stops in U.K., Ireland, and Europe this October.
For more information visit KelseaBallerini.com, and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Kelsea Ballerini:
Named among “The 35 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017” 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 currently on 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 her first-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, 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.