Her First Headlining Tour – THE FIRST TIME TOUR – Wraps in Houston
Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini brings a whole new meaning to the words “fun and flirty” in the video for her Top 25-and-rising single “Yeah Boy,” which makes its world premiere exclusively on TeenVogue.com today (12/16). Following the premiere, the video will make its broadcast debut on CMT tomorrow, Saturday (12/17) and will then be available across all music video platforms.
A visual throwback to the ‘90s; full of neon lights, vibrant colors and choreographed dance moves, the young star reunited with director Kristin Barlowe for the clip, who also directed Ballerini’s thrill-seeking “Peter Pan.” The new video takes its inspiration from the up-tempo country tune, full of playful swagger and desire, but always with a sense of romantic innocence. It also showcases a variety of fresh and energetic new looks for Ballerini.
Co-written by Ballerini with album producer Forest Glen Whitehead and Keesy Timmer, “Yeah Boy” is the fourth single from her remarkable GOLD-certified debut album, THE FIRST TIME. Her first three releases – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan” – have all hit #1, a feat which has never been achieved by a female country artist before, even as a member of a duo or group. Likewise, “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Peter Pan” have both achieved PLATINUM success, while “Dibs” has been certified GOLD.
Ballerini continues to shine as she climbs toward superstardom, celebrating her first ever GRAMMY nomination in the coveted all-genre BEST NEW ARTIST category. The 59th annual GRAMMY Awards air live on CBS February 12 at 8 p.m. ET.
And in yet another career milestone, on December 14 she wrapped her debut as a headlining artist on THE FIRST TIME TOUR. Finishing out the hugely successful run in Houston, Texas, THE FIRST TIME TOUR visited dozens of cities across the U.S. and included sold-out shows in her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York City; Los Angeles and more. Ballerini will now join Thomas Rhett as direct support for his HOME TEAM TOUR on February 23 in Saginaw, Michigan.
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About Kelsea Ballerini:
Kelsea Ballerini has launched to stardom after releasing three consecutive #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME; the PLATINUM-certified hits “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Peter Pan,” and GOLD-certified “Dibs,” making her the only female artist in country music history, including female duos and groups, to achieve this accolade. The talented singer/songwriter’s credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut. Abuzz with high-profile media looks, the Black River Entertainment artist has been named “The Country Sweetheart” in People Magazine’s elite “Ones to Watch” portfolio, touted by Billboard Magazine as “Country’s Next Queen,” praised by Rolling Stone as the “Nashville It Girl,” selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, and this summer co-hosted alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer replacement series Greatest Hits. Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event, Ballerini has continued to gain recognition by scoring her first-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, the 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. To top it off, she has been nominated for the all-genre Best New Artist at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, airing February 12 on CBS.