Kelsea Ballerini is hotter than ever in the country music industry. For the 2020 Spring - Summer issue we are looking back at her career when she started it all.
Looking back at the Starting of Bellerini's Success - and climbing to the top!
It began when Ballerini moved to Nashville, TN at age 15 to chase the dream of becoming a songwriter. In 2015 -Ballerini scored her first-ever award show nomination for the CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year for debut hit “Love Me Like You Mean It.”
Working with Black River Entertainment, the artist skyrocketed to stardom after releasing three consecutive PLATINUM-certified, #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed, GOLD debut album THE FIRST TIME – "Love Me Like You Mean It," "Peter Pan," and "Dibs" – making her the only female artist in Country music history, including female duos and groups, to achieve this accolade.
The talented singer-songwriter also reached GOLD with Top 5 hit "Yeah Boy," after having written or co-written all 12 songs on her debut.
Ballerini has appeared on the cover of Billboard Magazine's GRAMMY preview issue, was included in Forbes' "30 Under 30" class of 2017, and featured in People Magazine's "Beauty at Every Age" list in their iconic World's Most Beautiful issue for 2017.
She's been named "The Country Sweetheart" in People's elite "Ones to Watch" portfolio, praised by Rolling Stone as the "Nashville It Girl," touted by Billboard as "Country's Next Queen," and selected as one of CMT's Next Women of Country.
At age 19, she signed a publishing deal with Black River Publishing in 2013 and later that year signed a record deal with Black River Entertainment. →Listen to interview