Kelsea Ballerini Makes History With ‘Peter Pan’

Kelsea Ballerini. Photo: Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of Black River Entertainment.

Kelsea Ballerini. Photo: Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of Black River Entertainment.

With her third No. 1 hit “Peter Pan,” Kelsea Ballerini is the only female artist in country music history, including female duos and groups, to reach the top of the chart with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album. The song has also reached its highest selling singles week at 26,652 units, nearing in on 500K total units sold, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

“Great artist, great song, great team! As the CEO of Black River Entertainment, it is my honor to take time and celebrate as each of our companies grow,” said Gordon Kerr. “I am so proud of Black River Publishing, Black River Studios, Black River Records and of course, our amazing writer and recording artist, Kelsea Ballerini who is a part of them all. From the very beginning, we have understood that this just doesn’t happen by ourselves. Thank you to all of our industry partners, early believers, and country radio, who have come along side us on this incredible journey. To Mike Wilson and our fantastic promotion staff, thank you for working so hard to make dreams come true!”

The celebration of these No. 1s come on the heels of her performance of “Peter Pan” on the Canadian Country Music Awards, Sunday (Sept. 11) and the festivities will continue today as the Black River Entertainment artist returns to Nashville to celebrate both her 23rd birthday and the record-breaking accomplishment.

“Kelsea is a very special songwriter and artist,” said Black River Records VP of Promotion Mike Wilson. “I am thrilled to lead this promotion team at Black River, and I’m so excited for Kelsea and our entire company. These are exciting times for us all!”

Nominated in two CMA Awards categories this year, she continues on the road as part of Rascal Flatts’ Rhythm & Roots Tour and is set to headline her own tour, aptly titled, The First Time Tour.

The First Time Tour Dates:
11/10 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club +
11/11 – Knoxville, TN – TN Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
11/12 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre +
11/17 – Rosemont, IL – Joe’s Live ^
11/18 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino (On Sale 9/19)
11/19 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/02 – New York City – Irving Plaza ~
12/03 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom ~
12/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
12/09 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Casino w/ special guest Cam
12/10 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Casino w/ special guest Cam
12/13 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues * (moved from 10/22)
12/14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues * (moved from 10/21)

Special guests:
+ With Morgan Evans
^ With Levi Hummon
~ With Jacob Davis
* With Carly Pearce


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