Soaring Single “Peter Pan” Is Top 10 and Climbing at Country Radio

Singer/Songwriter Plans “Pop Up” Benefit at Nashville’s Bluebird Café

Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini continues to make her case as country music’s next female superstar, lining up a full week of national TV appearances as her third consecutive single posts in country radio’s Top 10 while planning a charity concert in one of Nashville’s most hallowed clubs all at the same time.

On Sunday (7/31) the unstoppable singer/songwriter appeared as a presenter on FOX’s Teen Choice Awards, where she is also nominated in the premiere country music category, Choice Country Artist. The following night (8/1) she’ll perform on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor stage, Wednesday (8/3) will feature Ballerini as part of the massive CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock concert special (also on ABC) and on Thursday (8/4) she and Arsenio Hall will co-host the grand finale of ABC’s musical retrospective “Greatest Hits” live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Her soaring third single, the clever fantasy-themed hit “Peter Pan,” catapulted into the Top 10 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts this week as the music video directed by Kristin Barlowe nears the 10 million views mark on Vevo. Written by Ballerini, Jesse Lee, and Forest Glen Whitehead, the multi-faceted song highlights Ballerini’s wise beyond her years maturity heard throughout her critically acclaimed debut THE FIRST TIME.

Meanwhile, Ballerini is also taking opportunities to give back — announcing a special benefit concert at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café on August 17. Appearing with a yet-to-be revealed group of guests, all proceeds from the show will be donated to the Music Makes Us initiative, a program spearheaded by Metro Nashville Public Schools, the Mayor’s office, the music industry and community leaders, which is aiming to become a model for strengthening music education around the country.

Tickets for the benefit concert go on sale July 29 at 9 a.m. ET via

About Kelsea Ballerini:

Kelsea Ballerini launched to stardom with two consecutive #1 smashes – PLATINUM-selling “Love Me Like You Mean It” and GOLD-certified follow-up “Dibs” – from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME. The Black River Entertainment recording artist is the first solo female artist in 15 years to hit #1 with her first two country singles and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. Abuzz with high-profile media looks, she 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,” selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, and is currently co-hosting alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer replacement series “Greatest Hits.” The talented singer/songwriter’s credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut, including current GOLD-certified, Top 10-and-climbing hit single “Peter Pan.” Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event, Ballerini continues to rack up the accolades earning her first-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, the fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest – Best New Artist (all genre) and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year. Having shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, Ballerini performed at the Country CMC Rocks Festival in Australia and is currently on Rascal Flatts‘ nationwide RHYTHM & ROOTS Tour.

About Music Makes Us:

A joint effort of Metro Nashville Public Schools, Mayor Megan Barry and music industry and community leaders, the Music Makes Us® initiative is a national model for music education. With a focus on music literacy and student participation, Music Makes Us is strengthening traditional school music while adding a contemporary curriculum that embraces new technologies and reflects our diverse student population.

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