Kelsea Ballerini to Release Debut Album on May 9th – Listen to New Song “Secondhand Smoke” Now!

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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 BillboardCountry WeeklyThe Huffington Post, CBS Local’s Radio.comSpotify#CMChatCountry Music Is Love, and more.

Make sure to catch Kelsea presenting at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards this Sunday @ 8PM on Disney Channel!

Juliet Schroder

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.