Kelsea Ballerini Scores 4th No. 1 With “Legends” & Is “Looking Forward to Whatever Is Next—We Can Take a Risk”

Kelsea Ballerini Scores 4th No. 1 With “Legends” & Is “Looking Forward to Whatever Is Next—We Can Take a Risk”

Kelsea Ballerini is once again in familiar territory.

The Tennessee native scored her fourth career No. 1 single as “Legends” ascended to the top spot on the Mediabase chart, following previous No. 1 singles “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan.”

“Legends” is the lead single from Kelsea’s sophomore album, Unapologetically, which dropped in November 2017. Kelsea co-penned the tune with Hillary Lindsey and Forest Glen Whitehead.

“It’s the first single from the second record, so it’s super intimidating,” says Kelsea to NCD. “It’s definitely a song that isn’t like Dibs and isn’t like “Yeah Boy.’ It’s a little different for me and a little more grown-up. And it’s a mid-tempo story-song. It was just important for us to put out something that was a little bit different, a little more mature, so I’m really proud of it.”

As far as Kelsea’s next single, she’s got 11 more songs on Unapologetically to pick from.

“I think it’s just reassuring [getting the No. 1],” says Kelsea. “And it also gives us confidence looking forward to whatever is next—we can take a risk, we can try different things and see what works.”

photo by Jason Simanek

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You can ring in the New Year in Nashville with a free show featuring Keith Urban, Brett Young, Peter Frampton, Judah & the Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian and Fisk Jubilee Singers. The free event—dubbed the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville—will take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Gates will open at 4 p.m. CT on Dec. 31.