UNAPOLOGETICALLY is the long-awaited second chapter of Kelsea Ballerini’sremarkable artistic story, a still-unfolding saga that has seen the Knoxville, Tennessee, native break all-time records.
After the release of her 2015 debut, THE FIRST TIME, Ballerini placed her first three singles at #1 – the PLATINUM-certified ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ and ‘Peter Pan,’ and the GOLD-certified ‘Dibs’ – a feat never achieved by a female (including duos or groups) in US Country music history. Her fourth single, ‘Yeah Boy,’ also achieved GOLD status and rose to the lofty perch of #3 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
Produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey – in addition to Shane McAnally, Lindsay Rimes, and Jimmy Robbins on select tracks – UNAPOLOGETICALLY spotlights 12 tunes written or co-written by Ballerini.
“UNAPOLOGETICALLY means leading with your heart, trusting it, following it and not letting other people’s opinions sway it,” Ballerini reveals. “From heartbreak to finding the love of my life and embracing the ‘in between’ – this album is all in order, just like it happened. Loss, life, love… this is my story, unapologetically.”
Kelsea Ballerini is one of the headline acts for the 2018 CMC Rocks QLD festival, which sold out in 1 hour.
Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” title at the prestigious 2015 Women in Music event, Kelsea 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.
Ballerini is vying for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville on November 9.
2. ‘Miss Me More’
3. ‘Get Over Yourself’
5. ‘Machine Heart’
6. ‘In Between’
7. ‘High School’
8. ‘End of the World’
9. ‘I Hate Love Songs’