Country music’s sweetheart, Kelsea Ballerini is taking flight with the thrill-seeking video for her brand new single “Peter Pan,” which makes its world premiere exclusively across Entertainment Tonightand ETonline.com this Thursday, March 31st.
Following the premiere, the video will make its full-length broadcast debut on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown on Saturday, April 2nd and will also be available across multiple media platforms.
Taking a modern approach to the well-known animated fantasy-adventure story of “Peter Pan”, Ballerini worked closely with director Kristin Barlowe to bring “Neverland” to life…
I loved the idea of having a song about a breakup that wasn’t some dramatic cheating or scandal moment. It’s the kind of thing where one person just can’t emotionally match the other, and that’s a sad kind of ending and heartbreak … and that’s what I wanted this song and video to capture,” shares Ballerini. “Sometimes the thrills of life or youth overrule the thrill of love until someone is truly ready to be in a relationship. This was a fun way to show that side in the video.”
Filmed just outside of Las Vegas, the video highlights the thrills of youth with the adrenaline rush of flying, driving and falling in love while rolling in subtle throwbacks to the classic story. Leading up to the premiere, fans can get an inside first look at the behind-the-scenes making of the video on People.com and iHeart Radio.com.
Written by Ballerini, Jesse Lee and the album’s producer Forest Glen Whitehead, “Peter Pan” is the third single released from the talented singer|songwriter’s critically acclaimed debut “THE FIRST TIME” and follows two consecutive #1 smashes: the GOLD-certified “Love Me Like You Mean It” and popular, follow-up “Dibs.”
Continuing to soar to new heights, Ballerini earned her first-ever ACM Award win for ‘New Female Vocalist of the Year’ and took to her socials to share her priceless reaction. She plans to celebrate with her first full-blown awards show performance featuring pop superstar Nick Jonas, as announced earlier this week on his twitter.
Airing live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3rd at 8:00 PM ET |delayed PT on CBS, the rising country star is also up for ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’.
Previously sharing the stage with Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, she recently returned from her first international trek to Australia to perform at the ‘Country CMC Rocks Festival’ and will join select dates this spring with Billy Currington and Rascal Flatts.
Listen to Kelsey’s new single “Peter Pan” here: