By: Linda Lee
Kelsea Ballerini is soaring on cloud nine this week and tonight she tops it all off with her late night TV debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Friday night (9/25) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Kelsea Ballerini was onstage as one of Taylor Swift‘s surprise guests on the 1989 World Tour. Marking Ballerini’s first time performing on this arena stage, she and Swift took turns singing verses of Ballerini’s #1, GOLD-certified smash “Love Me Like You Mean It”, ending with an explosion of pink heart-shaped confetti.
Following this treasured moment, Ballerini shared with The Tennessean:
“To have become friends with (Swift) this year and for her to be gracious enough to share her stage with me in an arena I have dreamt about playing in for so many years, is one of my greatest memories.”
The excitement continues for the double CMA Award nominee (New Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year) as she makes her late night TV debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight at 11:35p/10:35p CT, performing her sassy, Top 25-and-climbing single “Dibs.”
And the BEST news of all, is that YOU can see Kelsea Ballerini and another amazing new female country artist Cam, at Coyote Joe’s THIS FRIDAY!
Ballerini has been scoring a number of recent high-profile media appearances, including People Magazine naming her “The Country Sweetheart” in their elite “Ones to Watch” portfolio.
Ballerini launched to stardom with the release of her #1, GOLD-certified debut “Love Me Like You Mean It” and current chart-rising single “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. Both “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs” are featured on her debut album THE FIRST TIME (Black River Entertainment), co-produced by Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey, which landed Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. After spending the summer opening select shows for Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, she will join Dan + Shay’s JUST THE RIGHT KIND OF CRAZY TOUR this fall. 03