Kelsea Ballerini Talks Rise to Fame, Performs New Single, ‘Dibs’ (Video)

January 13, 2016

Kelsea Ballerini performed her new single ‘Dibs’ live on GMA and opened up about her meteoric rise to fame with her breakthrough hit, ‘Love Me Like You Mean It.’ You can see the video right here and find out why there’s such a buzz over this rising country music star.

Kelsea Ballerini

Yes, she’s one to watch and millions had a chance to see her on ‘Good Morning America’ live in studio. Make note. While the name Kelsea Ballerini may not be a household name just yet, that’s a matter of time. Last year the country music world showered the 22-year-old singer and songwriter with accolades, hit records and awards nominations. They’ve been numerous. At the CMT Music Awards, American Music Awards and CMA Awards she received nods. She did not go home empty handed from all of those ceremonies; she was a presenter at the CMA Awards and took home two awards that night.

All this and Billboard has recognized her with a Rising Star Award and, as such, she was among the honorees in New York City at the 10th Annual Billboard Women in Music Awards gala (pictures below!). Her breakthrough hit and debut single ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ — from her debut album, ‘The First Time’ — reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart last year. Yes, and in the radio world, she has became Radio Disney’s latest NBT (Next Big), the first one so named for 2016.

Asked about her plans for the New Year after such rousing success in 2015, she told the Good Morning America co-anchor that she didn’t know and went on to say, “I just hope it matches how amazing last year was and, yeah, last time I was here actually was with Steven Tyler doing the CMA nominations.”

She spoke about what it was like getting the Radio Disney NBT recognition, saying, “We were listening to radio Disney and jamming out to “Let It Go” and , mine came on after that and we freaked out. It was a good moment. I want to have a great moment.”

Later in the program she performed the new single, ‘Dibs,’ which has reached the top 10. You can see full replay below!

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Pictures: PR Photos

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