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Sophomore Album UNAPOLOGETICALLY Available Now 
Outpouring Of Critical Praise Ahead Of Being Honored With The ASCAP Vanguard Award Tonight

Photo Credit: Scott Kowalchyk / CBS
Courtesy of Black River Entertainment

Courtesy of Black River Entertainment
Nashville, Tenn. (November 6, 2017) – With critics commending UNAPOLOGETICALLY as Country star KELSEA BALLERINI’s “grown-up statement” (Rolling Stone), the Black River Entertainment recording artist introduced her tongue-in-cheek ballad “I Hate Love Songs” – from her brand new album UNAPOLOGETICALLY – during her five-star debut on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Friday night (11/3).
Dripping in vintage vibes of old Hollywood glamour, Ballerini crooned atop a gorgeous grand piano while looking effortlessly elegant in a silver Maria Lucia Hohan gown.
In case you missed it, watch her dreamy rendition of “I Hate Love Songs” on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert here.
Tonight, Ballerini will be honored with the respected ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards before taking the stage bright-and-early during ABC’s Good Morning America live telecast from Nashville Wednesday (11/8). Beginning at 7 a.m. (local time), fans can tune in to see Ballerini welcome the Big Apple to Music City with a spirited performance of tunes from UNAPOLOGETICALLY.
The Female Vocalist of the Year nominee will succeed her morning appearance at the 51st annual CMA Awards that night (airing 8/7c on ABC), where she’ll contend for the coveted title. Ballerini will also unite with icon Reba McEntire for a legendary duet of her chart-rising single “Legends.”
Produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey – as well as Shane McAnally, Lindsay Rimes, and Jimmy Robbins on select tracks – Ballerini’s 12-track journey of loss, life, and love – UNAPOLOGETICALLY – is now available everywhere. In addition, THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR, including VIP Packages, is currently on-sale.
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. She will also be honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards (11/6). 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 and acknowledged as Artist of the Year by Nashville Business Journal. 

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