Rising New Artist Kelsea Ballerini will kick off 2016 with a national media blitz this week as she heads to NYC to perform her catchy Top 10-and-climbing single “Dibs” on ABC’s Good Morning America this Wednesday (1/13), airing at 7:00am ET/PT. Later that night, she will perform on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers airing at 12:35/11:35pm CT. Written by Ballerini, Josh Kerr, Ryan Griffin, Jason Duke, “Dibs” is from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME, which was featured on the New York Times Best Albums of 2015 list.

Living up to the moniker of “Country’s Next Queen” (Billboard), the Black River Entertainment recording artist makes a strong statement topping multiple 2015 “Year-End” lists. She was named Billboard's 2015 Top New Country Artist (#1) and Country Aircheck’s 2015 Top New Country Artist (#1) as well as the #2 Female Country Artist (behind Carrie Underwood). Rolling Stone Country highlighted her breakout debut “Love Me Like You Mean It” in the 25 Best Country Songs of 2015 list. Already looking ahead, Music Row Magazine chose Ballerini as a 2016 “Next Big Thing” and Radio Disney named her the newest "NBT" (Next Big Thing) featured artist.

Currently touring across the country, she will join select dates on Billy Currington’s SUMMER FOREVER Tour kicking off in February, and has previously shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

About Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini launched to stardom with the release of her #1, GOLD-certified debut "Love Me Like You Mean It." Abuzz with shout-outs from superstars Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town, she is the first solo female artist in nine years to hit #1 with her debut country single and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. Scoring a number of recent high-profile media appearances, the Black River Entertainment recording artist 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” and selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. Co-produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey, THE FIRST TIME landed Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and released to rave reviews with Billboard acclaiming, “Her frankness and honesty are rooted in country’s long tradition of storytelling, a tradition that she deftly adapts to both 21st century and timeless concerns.” The talented singer/songwriter wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs on the project. Racking up her first CMT, CMA and AMA award nominations this year, she received Billboard’s “Rising Star” award at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event. 

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