Dubbed “Country’s Next Queen” by Billboard, Kelsea Ballerini will have you seeing stars as she hits the stage for her first-ever headline tour, aptly titled, The First Time Tour, at Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on December 9-10.
Taking flight with her latest #1 smash-hit “Peter Pan,” the skyrocketing Black River Entertainment artist is poised to continue breaking records. Ballerini is the only female artist in country music history, including female duos and groups, to go #1 with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album.
Topping both Country Aircheck and Billboard Country Airplay charts, “Peter Pan” earned double #1’s on Billboard by also landing atop the Hot Country Songs chart. Ballerini is the first woman to reach #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts simultaneously.
Having impressively reached three No. 1s from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME at Country radio, the 23-year-old singer-songwriter has clearly carved out a space that’s all her own.
Media can’t get enough of Ballerini, as they’re absolutely gushing about her irresistible charm during her high-energy live shows:
“…Ballerini, who has the fresh-faced, doe-eyed enthusiasm of a younger Mandy Moore, impressed with her soulful voice and inviting stage presence…” – The Charlotte Observer
“…Ballerini’s vivacity is almost tangible, and it is easy to see her taking the next steps towards stardom…” – The Plain Dealer
“…Ballerini quickly climbs to top of country music world…” – Albuquerque Journal
Praised as “The Country Sweetheart” in People Magazine’s elite “Ones to Watch” portfolio and the “Nashville It Girl” by Rolling Stone, Ballerini received CMT’s second-annual Breakout Artist of the Year award during the network’s Artists of the Year 2016 special (10/20). She was also recently nominated in two prestigious categories: New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year at the 50th Annual CMA Awards (11/2) and for Favorite Female Artist – Country at the fan-voted American Music Awards (11/20).
Ballerini was recognized by Billboard at their elite 2015 Women In Music event. She’s also earned her first ACM Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year, fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest – Best New Artist (all genre), and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year.
Having shared the stage with country greats including Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban, Ballerini joined Rascal Flatts’ Rhythm & Roots Tour this summer while co-hosting alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer INSERT ment series Greatest Hits.