Rising country music singer Kelsea Ballerini is poised for a big year in 2015. She recently kicked off a U.S. tour with Billy Currington and the pair will be on the road for the next several weeks. The music video for her hit single “Love Me Like You Mean It” recently premiered on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown. The song is the lead track from her upcoming debut full-length LP The First Time which is due out on May 19 via Black River Entertainment.
Kelsea is bubbly and beautiful, and she won over fans almost immediately after taking the stage at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. She performed tracks off her debut EP and her upcoming new album including the foot-stomping sing-along anthem “Dibs” and others. Ballerini changed things up a bit with a mid-set medley of throwback pop classics as well. The highlight of her performance was of course her hit single “Love Me Like You Mean It”, a lovely track with a vintage Reba-esque country sound.
After the show, Kelsea held a meet-and-greet with fans. She signed autographs and took photos until the very last person left the venue. She was humble and truly kind, and the fans appreciated every moment.
Kelsea Ballerini hails from Knoxville, TN and moved to nearby Nashville at the age of 15 to fully pursue her songwriting. She inked a publishing deal in 2013 with Black River Publishing. She released her debut EP soon after. Kelsea is poised to hit the next level with the release of her debut LP in May. If she keeps singing like she means it, the sky’s the limit. – by Matt Bishop