Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini brings a whole new meaning to the words “fun and flirty” in the video for her Top 25-and-rising single “Yeah Boy,” which made its world premiere exclusively on TeenVogue.com yesterday (12/16). Following the premiere, the video will make its broadcast debut on CMT today, Saturday (12/17) and will then be available across all music video platforms.
A visual throwback to the ‘90s; full of neon lights, vibrant colors and choreographed dance moves, the young star reunited with director Kristin Barlowe for the clip, who also directed Ballerini’s thrill-seeking “Peter Pan.” The new video takes its inspiration from the up-tempo country tune, full of playful swagger and desire, but always with a sense of romantic innocence. It also showcases a variety of fresh and energetic new looks for Ballerini.
Co-written by Ballerini with album producer Forest Glen Whitehead and Keesy Timmer, “Yeah Boy” is the fourth single from her remarkable GOLD-certified debut album, THE FIRST TIME. Her first three releases – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan” – have all hit #1, a feat which has never been achieved by a female country artist before, even as a member of a duo or group. Likewise, “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Peter Pan” have both achieved PLATINUM success, while “Dibs” has been certified GOLD.
Ballerini continues to shine as she climbs toward superstardom, celebrating her first ever GRAMMY nomination in the coveted all-genre BEST NEW ARTIST category. The 59th annual GRAMMY Awards air live on CBS February 12 at 8 p.m. ET.
And in yet another career milestone, on December 14 she wrapped her debut as a headlining artist on THE FIRST TIME TOUR. Finishing out the hugely successful run in Houston, Texas, THE FIRST TIME TOUR visited dozens of cities across the U.S. and included sold-out shows in her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York City; Los Angeles and more. Ballerini will now join Thomas Rhett as direct support for his HOME TEAM TOUR on February 23 in Saginaw, Michigan.