Country superstar Kelsea Ballerini is heading back home to Knoxville, Tenn. to play a free live show on Oct. 28 at her high school as part of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development’s “The Soundtrack of America, Made in Tennessee” campaign. The Central High School show is part of a Snapchat concert series at which the Grammy-nominated songstress will perform on the same stage where she first sang an original song. Followers of the tourism organization’s Snapchat account will have a chance to win tickets to the exciting evening of song.
Kelsea Ballerini blasted onto the country music scene in 2015 with her chart-topping debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” from her critically-acclaimed debut album The First Time. She is notably the first female solo artist in country music history (following Carrie Underwood’s 2006 hit “Jesus Take the Wheel”) to score a No. 1 ranking with a debut single. She caught Taylor Swift’s attention and performed “Love Me Like You Mean It” with her in Nashville on her 1989 World Tour. In a Teen Vogue interview, she cited Shania Twain as her biggest influence and claims she’s happy to stay put in her country genre lane because her “roots are country.”
Ballerini’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, Unapologetically, will drop on Nov. 3. Its bittersweet debut single, “Legends,” was released earlier this summer and its follow-up track, ironically titled “High School,” was released on Sept. 22. Her most recent promotional single from the album is called “Miss You More” and was released on Oct. 20.
The recent 2017 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year nominee is also among an elite list of country artists who will appear in an upcoming film about Nashville’s iconic singer-songwriter showcase venue, the Bluebird Café. She’ll also hit the stage for Country to Country 2018 three-day music festival in the UK in March 2018 (Click here for tickets).
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