Photo Credit: Jeremy RyanNASHVILLE, TN (July 20, 2015) – Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerini is calling “Dibs” with the release of her catchy new single to Country radio today (7/20). Impacting just in time for summer, “Dibs” is the #1 most added on Country radio nationwide with an impressive 72 first week stations on board. Having debuted on SiriusXM’s The Highway in February, “Dibs” has already sold more than 40,000 units and is charting at No. 48 on Billboard

Co-written by Ballerini, Josh Kerr, Ryan Griffin and Jason Duke, the sassy and confident track “is a nod to Ballerini’s ever-effervescent personality” lauds The Boot. The playful song about staking your claim to love is the follow-up to her record-breaking #1 debut “Love Me Like You Mean It.” 

The glowing reviews continue to stack up for the stunning singer/songwriter with Billboard Magazine touting her as “Country’s Next Queen” in The Beat feature on stands this week.

Ballerini recently lit up New York City with her live performance, captivating the sold-out crowd at her first headline show in the Big Apple (7/16) at the Gramercy Theatre. Billboard.com admired, “Less than a year after dropping her very first single, Ballerini had a nominally cosmopolitan crowd on their feet -- not just dancing, but singing along to every last word.”

She also brought her powerful voice to FOX & Friends All American Summer Concert Series Friday (7/17) when she took a moment out of her concert to honor the Chattanooga shooting victims with a moving performance of “Amazing Grace.” Hitting close to home for the Knoxville, TN native, “Amazing Grace” was the first song she learned to sing.

This summer, fans can catch the magnetic performer playing major festivals, headline club dates and select stops on Lady Antebellum’s WHEELS UP Tour.

Praised by ROLLING STONE as one of the “10 Artists You Need To Know” from all genres and CMT’s Next Women of Country, Ballerini launched to stardom with the release of her #1, breakout debut "Love Me Like You Mean It." Abuzz with shout-outs from superstars Taylor Swift, Little Big Town and Kristian Bush, she is the first solo female artist in nine years to hit #1 with her debut single and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. “Love Me Like You Mean It” is featured on her debut album THE FIRST TIME, produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey, which landed Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.

For tour dates and more information, visit KelseaBallerini.com. Reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

THE FIRST TIME is available here


Black River Entertainment is home to country music entertainers Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, John King, Kelsea Ballerini and comedy duo The Raging Idiots. Part of the Pegula Sports and Entertainment family (Including: NFL’s Buffalo Bills, NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, AHL’s The Rochester Americans, NLL’s Buffalo Bandits, HARBORCENTER, First Niagara Center, IMPACT Sports Performance), Black River Entertainment also owns and operates the premiere recording studios Sound Stage and Ronnie's Place, as well as Black River Records, Passport Records, Black River Publishing and Thrive Management. For more information about Black River Entertainment, please visit.