Black River Releases Breakout EP By Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea-Ballerini-EP-CoverBlack River Entertainment songwriter and recording artist Kelsea Ballerini has digitally released her self-titled EP today (Monday, Nov. 24).

Ballerini, recently named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, contributed writing credits on all five tracks included on the project, co-produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey.

The acoustic music video for the Knoxville, Tenn.-native’s debut single, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” is featured in CMT’s Artist Discovery campaign and is now playing on CMT Pure. The radio single is climbing the charts, landing at No. 44 on this week’s MusicRow Chart.

“I remember seeing the women that CMT chose last year for Next Women of Country and thinking, ‘I hope one day I can be part of a similar group because it’s such an exciting time for women in country music,’” said Ballerini.

Kelsea Ballerini EP Track Listing:

1. “Love Me Like You Mean It” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Kerr, Carpenter)
2. “Yeah Boy” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Timmer)
3. “The First Time” (Ballerini)
4. “Dibs” (Ballerini, Kerr, Griffin, Duke)
5. “Lookin’ At Stars” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Stepakoff)


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