Kelsea Ballerini: “Love Me Like You Mean It” Hits #1 on Billboard and Country Radio! (@kelseaballerini)

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Jeremy Ryan

Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerinis smash debut single Love Me Like You Mean It tops both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts for the first time this week. The proven hit co-written by Ballerini earns her a spot alongside only 10 of country musics leading women including Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood and Carrie Underwood who have achieved a #1 with their debut country single.

Additionally, Ballerinis #1 marks the first time a solo female has landed at #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in nearly three years since Carrie Underwoods “Blown Away” on Nov. 3, 2012.

Going into this, my goal with this first single was to introduce myself, said Ballerini. I believed in this song from the minute we wrote it and I always thought it would be the right first single and a great introduction of me. But theres a fear that comes with that, because its the first impression with radio, with fans and with media. Its so cool to know that the peace that I had when I wrote this song and picked it as the single has led me all the way to it being a #1. To be in a group with artists like Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill and Deana Carter that have had debut #1s and then had brilliant careers after that, makes me so excited for whats to come. Today, I just want to celebrate with my team because its a big victory for all of us, weve all worked really hard. Thank you Country Radio for making this HUGE milestone happen and making one of my biggest dreams come true.

Written by Ballerini, Forest Glen Whitehead, Josh Kerr and Lance Carpenter, Love Me Like You Mean It is featured on Ballerinis debut album THE FIRST TIME, produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey.

Ballerini will be hitting the road this summer playing shows nationwide including major festivals, select stops on Lady Antebellums WHEELS UP Tour and headline club dates with her first New York City show at the Gramercy Theatre announced today (6/22).

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

 

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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