“… the most daring female artists in the genre these days are those that are singing songs of empowerment and self-reliance…And right now no one is doing that better than Kelsea Ballerini.”
Paste Magazine

September 6, 2019 (Nashville, TN) –Two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum songstress Kelsea Ballerini releases her new single and music video entitled homecoming queen?today on Black River Entertainment. Broadcasting exclusively on Viacom’s cross-network channels — the music video is now available everywhere.

Backed by delicate acoustic guitar and a steady backbeat, intimate verses peel away a seemingly perfect prom queen veneer before the “elegant songwriter” (The New York Times) delivers a powerful and poetic reminder, “Not everything pretty sparkles and shines—and even the homecoming queen cries”(co-written by Ballerini, Nicolle Galyon, and Jimmy Robbins).

Inthe emotionally charged music video, Kelsea sits on a chair in an empty dressing room. From there, motion control allows for a seamless 360-degree panorama as Kelsea’s world transitions from the star people see on stage to the vulnerable real person who is behind closed-doors. Award-winning director Shane Drake (“Miss Me More”) was again tapped by Ballerini to bring this vision to life. The music video exclusively premiered on Viacom’s cross-network channels: CMT, CMT Music, MTV Live, MTVU, Nick Music and Viacom’s Times Square billboards.

Kelsea is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, for the third consecutive year, at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” set tobroadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.

“homecoming queen?” is available everywhere HERE.

Watch it HERE.

As an undeniable vocalist, songwriter, and performer, Kelsea Ballerini elevates country for a new era with emotional songcraft, honesty, and classic grace. Since her gold-certified 2015 full-length debut The First Time, she has consistently made history. By 2019, she became the only female country artist to achieve three consecutive #1 songs from a debut album, notched a total of five number ones with the platinum “Miss Me More,” and the Grand Ole Opry welcomed her as their youngest current member. Not to mention, she garnered two GRAMMY® Award nominations, won two ACM Awards, and took home the iHeartRadio Music Awards honor for “Best New Artist.2017’s Unapologetically marked her second Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200. With multiple platinum singles, her total streams exceed two billion to date. In addition to touring alongside everyone from Kelly Clarkson to Keith Urban, she ascended to an arena headliner on The Miss Me More Tour. Everything paved the way for her third full-length, which promises to be her most personal yet.

Get ready for more music from Kelsea Ballerini very soon!

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Carleen Donovan | Donovan Public Relations
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Dawn Delvo | Black River Entertainment
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