CMA AWARDS NOMINEE KELSEA BALLERINI IGNITES COUNTRY MUSIC PARTY WITH ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Fans Flood Nashville’s Acme Rooftop To Hear The Country Star Spotlight UNAPOLOGETICALLY Vying For Female Vocalist Of The Year; To Duet “Legends” With Reba McEntire!!!
With the iconic skyline serving as her Music City backdrop, Black River Entertainment recording artist KELSEA BALLERINI welcomed ABC's Good Morning America to Nashville this morning from the rooftop of local hot spot Acme Feed & Seed. Nestled on the corner of Lower Broadway amid the famed honky tonks, fans swarmed the 4-tier venue for a glimpse of Ballerini firing up daybreak with “Roses” and the unabashed title anthem of her recently released sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY. The set further brought the breathtaking cover art to life, as flowers cascaded down her microphone and decked the stage. Ballerini first announced UNAPOLOGETICALLY on GMA this past summer. As UNAPOLOGETICALLY continues to garner overwhelming applause from critics, Ballerini treated at-home viewers to an aftershow encore of “I Hate Love Songs” and “High School” through a livestream on ABCNews.com. In case you missed it, watch "Roses," "Unapologetically," and "I Hate Love Songs" on ABC’s Good Morning America. Ballerini also chats with anchor Lara Spencer here. Ballerini and Spencer also revealed the winners of Music Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year – Brothers Osborne’s “It Ain’t My Fault” and “Funny How Time Slips Away” by Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson respectively – ahead of the 51st annual CMA Awards (airing live at 8/7c on ABC) tonight, where Ballerini will join Reba McEntire for a duet of her chart-rising single “Legends" before contending for Female Vocalist of the Year. On Monday (11/6), she was honored with the esteemed ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards followed by a surprise plaque presentation for CMT’s Impact Award Tuesday (11/7), during CMT’s Next Women of Country celebration. The Country star is set to take her 12-track journey of loss, life, and love, on the road this winter, with tickets for THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR (including VIP Packages) on-sale now. UNAPOLOGETICALLY – produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey, in addition to Shane McAnally, Lindsay Rimes, and Jimmy Robbins on select tracks – is available everywhere. For more information on KELSEA BALLERINI and THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR, visit KelseaBallerini.com and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also follow along the tour with #KB2TOUR. About Kelsea Ballerini: Named among the "30 Biggest Albums of Fall” by Entertainment Weekly, GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini takes listeners on an intimate journey of loss, life, and love, with her highly-anticipated sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY. “Legends” marks the first chart-rising single among the 12-track compilation written or co-written by Ballerini. Following a successful sold-out first headlining tour, THE FIRST TIME TOUR, last year, Ballerini kicks off THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR this winter. The Black River Entertainment artist is vying for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 51st annual CMA Awards airing live from Nashville on November 8 on ABC. The record-breaker 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. 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. Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” title 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, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist, multiple Radio Disney Music Awards, American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year, ACM Honors’ Gene Weed Milestone Award, Nashville Business Journal’s Artist of the Year, ASCAP's Vanguard Award, and CMT’s Impact Award.
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