Kelsea Ballerini The First Time -

Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerini‘s debut album The First Time is available for digital pre-sale now. Fans that purchase the pre-order for the May 19 album release will automatically receive a free download of the five song EP Kelsea Ballerini.

Featuring the Top 15 smash “Love Me Like You Mean It” The First Time contains 12 original songs, each written or co-written by Kelsea Ballerini.

Produced by Black River Publishing’s songwriter/producer Forest Glen Whitehead along with Jason Massey, Rolling Stone Country has an exclusive look into the album’s revealing, “Secondhand Smoke,” and is streaming the song for a limited time on

About to embark on the inaugural CMT’s “Next Women of Country” 10-city tour on April 30, Kelsea is living up to the title as “Love Me Like You Mean It” (Ballerini, Kerr, Whitehead, Carpenter) continues its climb towards Top 10 and has landed her on several “ones to watch” lists for 2015 including Billboard, Country Weekly, The Huffington Post, CBS Local’s, Spotify, #CMChat, Country Music Is Love, and more.

Official Track Listing for The First Time
01. “XO” (Ballerini, Gravitt, O’Brien)
02. “Peter Pan” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Lee)
03. “Love Me Like You Mean It” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Kerr, Carpenter)
04. “Square Pegs” (Ballerini, Osborne, Stepakoff)
05. “The First Time” (Ballerini)
06. “Lookin’ At Stars” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Stepakoff)
07. “Sirens” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Denmark)
08. “Secondhand Smoke” (Ballerini, Kerr, Shellhart)
09. “Dibs” (Ballerini, Kerr, Griffin, Duke)
10. “Stilettos” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Savigar)
11. “Yeah Boy” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Timmer)
12. “Underage” (Ballerini, Kerr, Stepakoff)

For full tour date schedule and info on Kelsea Ballerini please visit, and reach out to her on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube. Now playing on CMT, fans can watch the music video for “Love Me Like You Mean It” on CMT.comVevoYouTube and purchase Love Me Like You Mean It anywhere digital music is sold.