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February 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Buy Tickets 11/3 at 10 a.m.
Fueled by a successful sold-out headlining tour last year, THE FIRST TIME TOUR, acclaimed Country star KELSEA BALLERINI is pushing full-throttle with the announce of THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR this winter.
Lauded by this week’s Entertainment Weekly ”3 Rounds With” feature, “Country music is notoriously male-dominated industry, but one woman makes conquering it look easy: Kelsea Ballerini.” The trailblazing Black River Entertainment recording artist’s nationwide trek kicks off February 8 at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham, AL, and wraps April 27 at the annual Stagecoach Festival in Indio, CA (on-sale now), with stops in Nashville, TN, New York, NY and Seattle, WA.
“Great things happen when music surrounds you, I really believe that,” shared Ballerini. “One of the coolest things to me about headlining is being able to create a world for your fans to step into. I can’t wait for you to join me on this new journey with my good friend Walker and begin chapter two together!”
Special guest and breakout artist Walker Hayes is featured on all dates. Rising star Bailey Bryan joins the lineup for one-night-only at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Valentine’s Day. Tickets for THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR go on-sale this Friday, November 3, at 10 a.m. (local time).
For fans that want to fully step into Ballerini’s tour world, VIP Experiences will be available at each show thanks to CID Entertainment. Packages include a meet & greet with Ballerini, collectible merchandise, an invitation to the ‘Unapologetically’ pre-show experience and early venue entry. VIP packages will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, October 31 at 10 a.m. (local time) via https://kelseaballerini.com/events.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
About Kelsea Ballerini:
Named among the “30 Biggest Albums of Fall” by Entertainment Weekly, GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini has released her first heart-melting anthemic single “Legends” off her highly anticipated sophomore album, UNAPOLOGETICALLY, slated to drop November 3. The Black River Entertainment artist skyrocketed to stardom after releasing three consecutive PLATINUM-certified, #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed, GOLD debut album THE FIRST TIME – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan,” and “Dibs” – making her the only female artist in Country music history, including female duos and groups, to achieve this accolade. The talented singer-songwriter also reached GOLD with Top 5 hit “Yeah Boy,” after having written or co-written all 12 songs on her debut. Ballerini has appeared on the cover of Billboard Magazine’s GRAMMY preview issue,
was included in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” class of 2017, and featured in People Magazine’s “Beauty at Every Age” list in their iconic World’s Most Beautiful issue for 2017. She’s been named “The Country Sweetheart” in People’s elite “Ones to Watch” portfolio, praised by Rolling Stone as the “Nashville It Girl,” touted by Billboard as “Country’s Next Queen,” and selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. After her 2016 headline THE FIRST TIME TOUR – which 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 joined Thomas Rhett for his HOME TEAM TOUR followed by Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR. Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” title at the prestigious 2015 Women in Music event, she 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 airing live from Nashville on November 8 on ABC. She will also be honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards (11/6).
About Walker Hayes:
Mobile, Ala. born-and-raised singer/songwriter and Monument recording artist, Walker Hayes, released two collections of eight songs, in conjunction with SMACKSongs, in 2016: 8 Tracks (Vol 1): Good Shit and (Vol. 2): Break The Internet. Hayes’ quirky lyrics and unorthodox arrangements landed him on tour with syndicated morning radio host, Bobby Bones, as well as Dan+Shay’s Obsessed Tour. His first single, “You Broke Up With Me,” impacted Country radio on June 26 and is available on all streaming services and for digital download. The single has already held the No. 1 spot on SiriusXM’s the Highway Top 30. Currently, Hayes is on the road for Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour and will be releasing his album boom., that Hayes co-produced with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Shane McAnally, on December 8, 2017.
About Bailey Bryan:
Since Billboard’s Chartbreaker Bailey Bryan first arrived on the scene with her debut single “Own It,” critics have prepared the world to “fall in love” (PEOPLE) with the singer/songwriter. Touted by Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly as an “artist you need to know,” Bryan’s debut EP SO FAR (300 Entertainment/Warner Music Nashville) has been hailed as “excellent, infectious” (New York Times). She is continuing to introduce her new music to live audiences across the country joining Chris Lane on tour this fall, following recent runs with Kane Brown and Dan+Shay as well as slots on several major festivals. For additional information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.baileybryan.com.
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