KELSEA BALLERINI Lands Jimmy Fallon Appearance, Billboard Cover as GRAMMYs Approach

Black River Entertainment’s KELSEA BALLERINI is heading into GRAMMY® week with all eyes on her. The Best New Artist nominee and history-making star has booked a double dose of high-profile media engagements as she closes in on the big night, another career highlight that marks her first-ever Recording Academy nomination.

On Monday (2/6), Ballerini will appear as musical guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, set to perform her Top 20 and rising single, “Yeah Boy.” The fun and flirty track is the fourth single from Ballerini’s groundbreaking debut album, THE FIRST TIME, which has already sent her first three singles to the top of the charts – a record for women in country music. The song was co-written by the star with Forest Glen Whitehead and Keesy Timmer, and a video directed by Kristin Barlowe is out now.

Meanwhile, Ballerini will also be splashed across newsstands nationwide as she poses on the cover of Billboard Magazine’s current GRAMMY preview issue. The publication has previously traced Ballerini’s rise, describing her as “Country’s Next Queen,” and the new cover story will examine her life as a confirmed star.

The 59th annual GRAMMY AWARDS air live from Los Angeles February 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. In her first-ever nomination, Ballerini is up for the coveted all-genre Best New Artist award, alongside breakout acts The Chainsmokers, Chance the Rapper, Anderson .Paak and fellow country artist Maren Morris.

Following the GRAMMYs, Ballerini will embark on an intense tour schedule which includes Thomas Rhett’s HOME TEAM Tour and Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD Tour, which kicks off May 26 in Bakersfield, California, and continues with international dates scheduled throughout the summer of 2017.

For more information visit KelseaBallerini.com, and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Kelsea Ballerini:

Kelsea Ballerini has launched to stardom after releasing three consecutive #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed, GOLD-certified debut album THE FIRST TIME; the PLATINUM-certified hits "Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Peter Pan,” and GOLD-certified “Dibs,” making her the only female artist in country music history, including female duos and groups, to achieve this accolade. The talented singer/songwriter’s credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut. Abuzz with high-profile media looks, the Black River Entertainment 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,” selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, and this past summer co-hosted alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer replacement series Greatest Hits. Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event, Ballerini has continued to gain recognition by scoring her first-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, the fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest - Best New Artist (all genre) and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year