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THE VIEW FROM
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THE B-SIDE
Kelsea Ballerini (Black River Entertainment)
5/9/15

WHAT IT IS: This young singer/songwriter is gearing up to release her debut album, while lead single “Love Me Like You Mean It” nears the Top 10. Hailing from Knoxville, TN, Kelsea moved to Nashville at age 15 to chase her dream of becoming a songwriter. At age 19 in 2013, she signed a publishing deal with Black River Publishing, inking her record deal later that year.

ALBUM: The First Time

RELEASE DATE: 5/19

SINGLE: “Love Me Like You Mean It”

TV: Today Show performance 5/21; taping Access Hollywood 5/22; 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards and pre-show; CMT Listen Up; Bravo’s Southern Charm

LIVE: Co-headlining the CMT Next Women of Country Tour with Jana Kramer; set to open summertime shows for Lady A, Tim McGraw, others

INTERNET: 1m+ video views on single; 4m+ Spotify streams

RADIO: Added 9/22/14

PRESS: 2015 “Ones to Watch” lists include Country Weekly, HuffPost, CBS Radio’s Radio.com, Spotify, #CMChat, Country Music Is Love, more

BOOKING: John Huie & Marc Dennis/CAA

PUBLISHING: Black River Publishing

MANAGEMENT: Fletcher Foster/Iconic Ent.