Serenading the late-night audience under sparkling chandeliers, Black River Entertainment’s KELSEA BALLERINI exuded elegance with her chart-climbing single, “I Hate Love Songs,” on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden last night (4/10).
Set upon a stage of regal jewel tones, Ballerini’s sultry style dripped romance with a blush-colored Hayley Paige tuxedo dress and matching Sophia Webster stilettos. Penned by Ballerini alongside Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen, “I Hate Love Songs” is the follow-up to history-making #1 “Legends,” from her acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY. Sweetly paying tribute to host James Corden, Ballerini tweaked the last line of the “endearingly ironic” (Billboard) ode to “I hate love songs, but Corden I love you.” Corden in turn praised, “That was beautiful.” Earlier in the broadcast, he introduced Ballerini as a “phenomenal singer-songwriter” with “one of the best voices you will ever hear” before her backstage reunion with guest Reba McEntire. Watch here. In case you missed it, check out Kelsea Ballerini’s “soulful rendition” (Rolling Stone Country) of “I Hate Love Songs” on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden. Earlier that afternoon, Ballerini revisited E! News’ Daily Pop for a chat. Talking all things marriage, famous people, and seeking love advice from power couple Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, she dished with hosts Erin Lim and Morgan Stewart. Click here to also find out if Ballerini admits to actually hating love songs on E! News’ Daily Pop. On Sunday (4/15), the ACM Female Vocalist of the Year and ACM Video of the Year (“Legends”) nominee will perform live from Las Vegas at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards. Prior to the award show, fans can see Ballerini participating in the sold-out 95.5 THE BULL'S 10TH ANNUAL ALL-STAR GUITAR PULL (4/12) and the inaugural ACM WORKOUT FOR A CAUSE: ERIN OPREA UNLEASHED TOUR (4/14). With just five shows left on the nearly sold-out THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR, The Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA, (4/25) is the only venue with limited tickets remaining. The annual Stagecoach festival in Indio, CA, (4/27) is her final date before gearing up for Urban’s GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR as direct support this summer. For more information on KELSEA BALLERINI and VIP Experiences for THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR, visit KelseaBallerini.com and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also follow along the tour with #KB2TOUR. ABOUT KELSEA BALLERINI: Applauded as GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini’s “grown-up statement” (Rolling Stone), the Black River Entertainment artist’s acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY takes listeners on an intimate journey of loss, life, and love. The 12-track compilation – all written or co-written by Ballerini – features the GOLD-certified, #1 hit “Legends” and current chart-rising single “I Hate Love Songs.” She's currently on THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR, following her sold-out first headlining tour, THE FIRST TIME TOUR (2016). The record-breaker skyrocketed to stardom after releasing PLATINUM-certified, #1 smashes – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” “Peter Pan” – from her GOLD-certified breakout THE FIRST TIME. Ballerini is the only female artist in Country music history, including female duos and groups, to go #1 with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album. As spotted on “Best Dressed” lists, the style maven appeared in a multi-page fashion spread in Cosmopolitan’s March 2018 issue, with several other high profile looks: Billboard Magazine’s GRAMMY preview issue; Forbes’ “30 Under 30” class; and People Magazine’s “Beauty at Every Age” list in their iconic World’s Most Beautiful issue. Praised by The New York Times as an “elegant songwriter," Ballerini has received the esteemed ASCAP Vanguard Award, CMT Next Women of Country’s Impact Award, Nashville Business Journal’s Artist of the Year, ACM Honor’s Gene Weed Milestone Award, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist, Billboard Women in Music’s Rising Star, multiple Radio Disney Music Awards plus several breakthrough female awards from ACM and CMT. She’s vying for ACM Female Vocalist of the Year and ACM Video of the Year (“Legends”) at the upcoming award show airing live April 15 on CBS.