“I love things that just sound over the top and really lush.
1 single with her first release and has a sophomore offering that’s buoyed with the same bright attitude.“‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ and ‘Dibs’ have very similar vibes,” she allows, “and that really helped do ‘Dibs’ how I needed to do it.”“Love Me” was completed and ready to roll when she penned "Dibs" last year with songwriters Josh Kerr, Ryan Griffin and Jason Duke at Black River Music Publishing in Nashville.All four had already finished writing assignments that day and weren’t scheduled to work with each other.Black River asked for a remix before it shipped, but it was a simple exercise.The only instruction was to bring out the “heys.”Thanks to its familiarity, a number of programmers jumped on it at least two weeks prior to the official add date, and “Dibs” is already at No.– To bring awareness to dating violence, an epidemic that impacts one in three young people today, chart-topping singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini will join the global cosmetics giant in an effort to end the cycle of abuse at Mary Kay’s Global Day of Beauty event in the spring.
The 22-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee native will lend her voice to help educate teens and young adults on healthy relationships, how to recognize the signs of dating abuse and raise awareness of support services."The fact that one in three young people today are impacted by dating violence is a scary statistic.
With that in mind, producers Forest Glen Whitehead and Jason Massey combed through You Tube videos of those station visits and fashioned the final product in a way that kept the best parts of the acoustic performances that seemed to win over those key broadcasters.
The two producers played all the instruments themselves, using just one electric guitar among a bundle of acoustic stringed instruments — including guitar, banjo and mandolin — weaved so intricately that it’s hard to tell where one begins and another ends.“We dubbed and overdubbed,” says Whitehead.
That refrain leaned on wordy, rhythmic lines punctuated by that gang shout-out: “If you got a kiss on your lips that you’re lookin’ for somebody to take — Hey!
— If you got a heart that ain’t afraid of love, ain’t afraid to break — Hey!
The program also includes support of loveisrespect’s first-of-its-kind text-for-help service that provides safe and anonymous advice to tens of thousands of young people each year.