Wins BEST NEW COUNTRY ARTIST at 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Vies for BEST NEW ARTIST Overall as “YEAH BOY” Nears Top 10
Kicks Off HOME TEAM TOUR With Thomas Rhett
Undeniably one of Country music’s hottest stars, Kelsea Ballerini continues to earn mainstream media attention for her magnetic personality with a co-hosting appearance on daytime TV’s THE TALK.
Airing March 6 on CBS at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT/CT), Ballerini will be on hand to swap stories with hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, and also celebrate the previous night’s 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Ballerini was already revealed as the BEST NEW COUNTRY ARTIST winner in a pre-show announcement, and will compete for the all-genre BEST NEW ARTIST trophy at the live event, airing March 5 at 8 p.m. ET on TBS, TNT and TruTV.
Her appearance on THE TALK adds to Ballerini’s fast-growing list of co-hosting experience after teaming up with Arsenio Hall on ABC’s music-themed Greatest Hits series in the summer of 2016.
More award show excitement is on the way, as the Black River Entertainment artist is up for two honors at the 52nd ACM Awards – Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for her visually stunning “Peter Pan” clip. The 52nd ACM Awards take place in Las Vegas on April 2, airing live at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, and Ballerini prevailed as last year’s ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year.
On February 23, Ballerini kicked off Thomas Rhett’s HOME TEAM TOUR as the featured supporting artist, thrilling fans with a weekend of shows in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. She’ll continue on with Rhett until joining Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK SO GOOD TOUR on May 26 in Bakersfield, California.
Meanwhile, Ballerini’s fun and flirty “Yeah Boy” is nearing Top 10 at Country radio. It’s the fourth single from 2015’s THE FIRST TIME, her GOLD-certified debut album, which introduced the proven star with three-straight #1s – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan” – a record for women in Country music.
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.