Kelsea Ballerini is an American country pop singer and songwriter. She is signed to Black River Entertainment, and released her first album The First Time in 2015. She received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Having opened for country greats including Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban, Kelsea’s life has already come full circle as she lived a childhood dream this past summer when she hit the road with one of her early inspirations, Rascal Flatts, on their Rhythm & Roots Tour, followed by her own first-ever sold out 13-city fall/winter headline tour, aptly titled THE FIRST TIME TOUR. She’s now gearing up for a trek with Thomas Rhett as a special guest on his HOME TEAM TOUR 2017.