Sony/ATV, the world’s largest music publishing firm, is pleased to announce singing a brand new deal with Black River Entertainment superstar Kelsea Ballerini.
In signing long-term with Sony/ATV, Ballerini has found the perfect home for her brand of country songwriting. The widely respected company has a long history of worldwide success dating back to 1955, caring for and administering the music of legends like The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Hank Williams, and Taylor Swift.
“Having known Kelsea since she was 13 years old and seeing her songwriting grow over the years makes it even more special to be able to come alongside her as her publisher,” says Sony/ATV Nashville’s President and CEO Troy Tomlinson. “With all her abilities to perform and entertain fans worldwide, she remains, as always, at her core a gifted songwriter.”
Ballerini is already a history-making songwriter and artist, as she is the only country female to begin her career with three #1 singles – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” and “Peter Pan.”
“Troy was the person that told me to move to Nashville when I was 13. I remember every time I came to town, he would make time for me to come by and play him new music I was working on,” shares Ballerini. “That encouragement and belief was crucial for my whole journey this far. It feels like a full circle joining the Sony/ATV family, and I’m so excited to continue to grow as a songwriter under their incredible team.”
One of the most successful country artists of the past five years, Ballerini’s recent single “Yeah Boy” is another co-written Top 5 hit, the fourth and final single from her record-breaking debut album, The First Time. She is currently prepping to announce her follow-up project, with more details coming soon.
Today, May 26, Ballerini will begin Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good World Tour as the featured supporting artist alongside Brett Young.
Meanwhile, Ballerini heads into the 2017 CMT Music Awards with an incredible four nominations. This year’s show airs live from Nashville June 7 at 8 p.m. ET. She’ll follow up from June 8-11 at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium co-hosting 2017 CMA Music Festival.