Nashville, Tenn. (October 24, 2017) – With time ticking until Black River Entertainment recording artist KELSEA BALLERINI’s long-awaited sophomore albumUNAPOLOGETICALLY drops on November 3, the Country star is stacking high-profile television appearances on top of major magazine looks ahead of the much-anticipated launch.
Ballerini will make her debut on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on release night (11/3) in New York City, followed by a performance on ABC’s Good Morning America(11/8) after announcing her album on the prized morning talk show this summer. The performance will air live from Nashville ahead of the 51st annual CMA Awards that night, where Ballerini is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.
Fueled by big November features in Elle Magazine, Health Magazine, and Shape Magazine, even Gayle King, Editor at Large of O, The Oprah Magazine, is praising, “Take a bow, Kelsea!” Adding, “And when the newly engaged performer sings I’m unapologetically in love and that’s unapologetically enough, I think What a great approach to life. Who knew her new music would give me a new mantra?”
Next Saturday (10/28), Ballerini will return to high school as a GRAMMY nominee to perform songs fromUNAPOLOGETICALLY on the same stage she once stood as a student performing an original song for the first time. In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development as part of their Snapchat Concert Series and ongoing “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” brand campaign, the free show is being hosted at her alma mater, Central High School in Knoxville, TN. Tickets are available by following “Tennessee” on Snapchat.
UNAPOLOGETICALLY is available for preorder, with “Legends,” “Unapologetically,” “High School,” and now “Miss Me More” – which rocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Country Songs chart upon release – instantly available for download. Ballerini is also featured on The Star: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with “Children Go Where I Send You” – now available for preorder – from Sony Pictures Animation’s animated motion picture The Star in theatersNovember 17.
About 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 followed by Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR. Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” title 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, American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year, ACM Honors’ Gene Weed Milestone Award and acknowledged as Artist of the Year by Nashville Business Journal. Ballerini is vying for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 51st annual CMA Awards airing live from Nashville on November 8 on ABC. She will also be honored with theASCAP Vanguard Award at the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards (11/6).