When multiple GRAMMY-nominee Kelsea Ballerini wrote and recorded Rolling Up The Welcome Mat with her friend and long-time collaborator Alysa Vanderheym, it was more to sort out the complicated emotions around a marriage ending than a project intended for commercial release. But as one of the most transparent writers/artists of her generation, when she’d finished the in-the-moment Welcome Mat, Ballerini realized this song cycle offered a vulnerability that gave other people room to sort out their own misgivings and disappointments.
Multiple GRAMMY nominee, Country Music Association award winner, author and songwriter/vocalist Kelsea Ballerini is slated to make her Saturday Night Live debut as musical guest on March 4th alongside host Travis Kelce. The announcement comes on the heels of a career-defining week for Ballerini who is fresh off the surprise release of her intimate six-song EP Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (Black River) on February 14th. The EP, along with an accompanying short film written and directed by Ballerini, marks the multi-platinum star’s most intimate and honest work to date. The project became an instant hit with fans and debuted to universal acclaim from everyone from The New York Times to Variety to Rolling Stone and more.
The holiday television special NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH returns to CBS this year, and BROOKS & DUNN, KELSEA BALLERINI, LITTLE BIG TOWN and ZAC BROWN BAND will headline, with more artists to be announced. The special will air SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31st, from 8 to 10p (ET/PT), and continue from 10:30p to 1:30a (ET/PT) on the CBS TELEVISION NETWORK. It will also be available to stream live and on demand on PARAMOUNT+.
Today, two-time GRAMMY® Award nominated and multiple ACM and CMA Award winning multiplatinum songwriter, producer and author Kelsea Ballerini has surprised fans with the announcement of her anxiously awaited fourth studio album, and one of the year’s most anticipated country albums, SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Two-time GRAMMY® Award nominated and multiple ACM and CMA Award winning multiplatinum songwriter, producer and author Kelsea Ballerini presents the cinematic music video for her latest single “HEARTFIRST.” Directed by frequent collaborator Patrick Tracy from a treatment written by the songstress herself, the visual made its broadcast premiere on CMT today. Watch the full video HERE. Listen to “HEARTFIRST”—HERE.
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COVERGIRL today announced GRAMMY nominated and multiple ACM and CMA Award winning artist Kelsea Ballerini as the brand’s newest COVERGIRL. The multiplatinum songwriter and producer has emerged as one of the most acclaimed and talked-about artists in country music and is best known for her seven #1 songs at Country Radio.