KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – After selling out ‘The Unapologetically Tour,’ including an international stop in Australia, Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini is dominating arenas with her headlining ‘Miss Me More Tour’ with Brett Young in 2019.
Named after her chart-rising bold anthem, “Miss Me More,” the most-added new single on country radio upon release, the 14-date tour includes a night in Ballerini’s hometown of Knoxville.
Joining her is hit-maker Brett Young, the ACM’s New Male Vocalist of the Year. Young has racked up four consecutive No. 1 PLATINUM hits from his self-titled breakout album, setting him apart as the first debut country artist since 2014 to claim a 3X Platinum certification. Special guest Brandon Ratcliff rounds out the bill as the opener.
Tickets for Kelsea Ballerini’s ‘Miss Me More Tour’ are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.
For more information, visit www.kelseaballerini.com/events.
About the 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 No. 1 with her first three consecutive singles [PLATINUM-certified, No. 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 Dec. 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 hit-makers 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 www.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.
About the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
The Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, an SMG managed facility, is conveniently located near the junction of Interstates 75 and 40 and sits downtown near the University of Tennessee campus. The facility attracts more than 250,000 people per year through a wide array of events, including Knoxville Ice Bears hockey games and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops Series. The facility includes a 6,500-capacity coliseum with 22,000-square-feet of exhibit space; 2,500-capacity auditorium; 10,000-square-foot exhibit hall; 4,800-square-foot ballroom; and a natural lawn amphitheater with a capacity of 8,000.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.
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