After completely selling out THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR, including an international stop in Australia, Black River Entertainment’s KELSEA BALLERINI is dominating arenas with her headlining THE MISS ME MORE TOUR with BRETT YOUNG in 2019, including a stop at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City on Saturday, May 4.
ABOUT KELSEA BALLERINI:
Praised by The New York Times as being an “elegant songwriter,” GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini’s latest single, “Miss Me More,” hails from her acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY. The newly released deluxe edition includes four tracks: “Fun and Games,” “I Think I Fell In Love Today,” “Landslide (Live from Nashville)” (Fleetwood Mac), and her new collaboration with The Chainsmokers, “This Feeling,” plus the original 12-track compilation. Continuing to blaze a trail that’s all her own, Ballerini appears on NBC’s hit music competition series, The Voice, as their first-ever fifth coach during the 10-part Comeback Stage series this season. In addition to being awarded high-profile accolades from ASCAP, iHeartRadio, Billboard, and Radio Disney, plus several breakthrough female artist nods from ACM and CMT, the Black River Entertainment artist is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at The 52nd Annual CMA Awards. Ballerini remains the only female artist in the genre’s history, including female duos and groups, to claim #1 with her first three consecutive singles [PLATINUM-certified, #1 smashes – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” “Peter Pan”] from a debut album [GOLD-certified breakout THE FIRST TIME].
ABOUT BRETT YOUNG:
Academy of Country Music’s New Male Vocalist of the Year Brett Young’s sophomore album TICKET TO L.A. is due December 7 on BMLG Records, and its lead single “Here Tonight” is quickly rising at radio. The highly-anticipated release follows his “soothing, approachable” (New York Times) self-titled debut album, which became an instant success upon its release in 2017. The release dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks and quickly reached RIAA PLATINUM certification. Delivering four consecutive hits, Young became one of Country music’s new class of hitmakers as each single climbed to the top of the charts, distinguishing himself with “In Case You Didn’t Know” as the first debut Country artist since 2014 to garner 3X PLATINUM certification. The smash hit’s official music video has surpassed 200 million views, while Young was the only artist of 2017 with two efforts listed on VEVO’s Top Country Videos list. Young continues to impress the genre and beyond with nominations from Billboard, Teen Choice, CMT and is currently nominated for Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year. Above the industry successes, his relationship with fans found Young selling out every single stop on his debut headlining CALIVILLE TOUR and earning new followers on the road with Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR 2018. His headlining CMT ON TOUR: HERE TONIGHT is set to kick off in November. For additional information, visit brettyoungmusic.com.
ABOUT BRANDON RATCLIFF:
Brandon Ratcliff is a 24 year old singer-songwriter and artist from Cotton Valley, Louisiana. Son of Suzanne Cox of the legendary Cox Family, he was surrounded by music and began to hone his craft from a very young age. His talents quickly attracted the music business machine in Nashville, but at the age of 20, he decided to turn down a record deal and work on his craft….he would not take the quick and easy route. In the process of finding great co-writing partners, he befriended Pete Good (producer and co-writer) and AJ Babcock (co-writer) who would go on to become his closest friends outside of the studio. Together, they honed Ratcliff’s musical talent drawing from country, R&B and classic rock to Ratcliff’s personal inspirations such as Stevie Wonder and John Mayer. Eventually, Grammy-award winning producer Shane McAnally teamed up with them, and the result is a bold, fresh look at the seasons of relationships delivered by an artist with a clear point of view and a distinctive sound.