Thursday, October 22, 2015


Breakout New Artist Selected For Vevo’s LIFT Program

Photo Credit: Robert Chavers

Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini exclusively premieres the brand new music video for her Top 20-and-rising single “Dibs” today across Vevo, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform.

Taking “Dibs” on the road, the high-energy video was filmed over tour stops in York, PA, Greenville, SC, and St. Leonard, MD. Directed by Black River's Robert Chavers, the video captures the vibrant feel of the song she co-wrote with Josh Kerr, Ryan Griffin and Jason Duke, and seamlessly weaves together flashes of Ballerini’s live performance with real road life moments including her 22nd birthday celebration.

Calling “Dibs” on Ballerini, Vevo selected her for their coveted emerging artist program, LIFT. Throughout the month of October, fans can visit Vevo’s apps, and syndication partner web sites for exclusive interviews with Ballerini, performance videos and behind-the-scenes footage.

Recently, Ballerini earned her first-ever American Music Awards (AMA) nomination for 2015 Favorite Female Artist - Country. The fan-voted awards show will air live from Los Angeles on November 22nd at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Voting is now open via She will also vie for two CMAs - New Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year – and perform on the 49th Annual CMA Awards broadcast live from Nashville on November 4th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Ballerini launched to stardom with the release of her #1, GOLD-certified debut "Love Me Like You Mean It" and current hit “Dibs.” Abuzz with shout-outs from superstars Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town, she is the first solo female artist in nine years to hit #1 with her debut country single and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. Scoring a number of recent high-profile media appearances, the talented singer/songwriter 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” and selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. She is currently touring in support of her debut album THE FIRST TIME. Co-produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey, the album landed Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and released to rave reviews with Billboard acclaiming, “Her frankness and honesty are rooted in country’s long tradition of storytelling, a tradition that she deftly adapts to both 21st century and timeless concerns.”

For tour dates and more information, visit Reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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