Posts Tagged ‘Dibs’

Kelsea Ballerini Reacts To ACM Win

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by Dana

Kelsea Ballerini has been on a steady path to country stardom since her first single, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” was released, but the artist is continually surprised by her success.

She posted a photo on Instagram on March 23 showing her completely shocked reaction to getting the news that she’d won the 2016 ACM Award for New Female Artist. She’s seen sitting on the floor, jaw dropped, hands to her temples, as she receives the verdict. Her caption is one of complete humility and gratitude, thanking fans sincerely for getting her to where she is and noting her inability to stay calm in situations like these.

yesterday, I got a phone call from my friend Bob Romeo who let me know that I won my first ACM award for New Female artist. I don't even know what to say, so for now I will just say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. For making not only my dreams come true, but for making all of the people around me who work so hard have so many beautiful moments to celebrate. Here is my reaction to the call. Keeping it calm, as always.

A photo posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on

Source: Taste Of Country

ACM Top New Artist Awards Handed Out

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016 by Dana

The 2016 ACM Awards aren’t for a couple of weeks yet, but the winners of the three major New Artist categories have already been announced.

Kelsea Ballerini has been named New Female Artist of the Year, and Chris Stapleton won New Male Artist of the Year. Old Dominion have been awarded New Duo/Group of the Year in the upcoming awards show, which is in its 51st year. These wins mark the first-ever ACM wins for any of the three artists.

The newcomer categories, which include New Male Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, used to be fan-voted, but they are incorporated into the professional membership voting process for the first time this year. Chris leads the ACM nominations with six additional categories, including Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Kelsea is also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, and Old Dominion are nominated for Vocal Group of the Year.

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3.

Source: Taste Of Country

Kelsea Ballerini Wins First Ever Award

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Dana

Kelsea Ballerini accepted the Rising Star Award at Billboard’s Women In Music 2015 and it’s her first award ever!

“I learned by watching strong, empowering, bold women how to become one,” she said in her acceptance speech. “I’m a fan of everyone in this room.”

my first ever award. "rising star" from @billboard Women In Music Event today. Wow. So honored.

A photo posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on

Kelsea, who picked up a couple of CMA nominations in November, also just signed on to open shows for Billy Currington’s spring tour.