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Emerging Songwriter-Artist Continues To Wow With THE FIRST TIME Debuting Top 5 On Billboard Country Albums Chart

Kelsea Ballerini celebrating her Top 5 single “Love Me Like You Mean It”
Photo credit: Courtesy of Black River Entertainment

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jeremy Ryan
NASHVILLE, TN (June 1, 2015) – Taking the Country radio charts by storm, Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerini’s smash “Love Me Like You Mean It” soared to the Top 5 this week on the Mediabase Country Chart and is quickly climbing.
“As a new artist releasing a first single, all you want is for it to be heard, to make a good first impression,” shares Ballerini. “The fact that country radio is embracing it, is more than I could ask for. I want to hug everyone.”
The sassy, top-selling song written by Ballerini, Whitehead, Kerr and Carpenter is featured on her debut album THE FIRST TIME, produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey. Praised byROLLING STONE as one of the “10 Artists You Need To Know” from all genres, her buzzed-about album debuted Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.
“Love Me Like You Mean It” earned Ballerini her first award nod and she will vie for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2015 CMT Music Awards airing live on CMT June 10 at 8/7 CT. Fans can vote now at
Ballerini wrapped the co-headlining CMT’s NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY Tour last weekend and will hit the road with Lady Antebellum’s WHEELS UP Tour for select dates throughout the summer.
Crowned one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Ballerini has been on the rise with shout-outs from superstars Taylor Swift, Little Big Town, Kristian Bush and TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and landed on several 2015 “Ones to Watch” lists, including Billboard, Country Weekly, Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post,, Spotify, #CMChat.
For tour dates and more, visit Reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram andYouTube.
Watch the music video for “Love Me Like You Mean It” via, Vevo and YouTube.
THE FIRST TIME is available via this link:
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