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The First Time

2015, 12 tracks, 40 mins 44 sec
    1.
      XO (Live from Bing Lounge 2014)
      Live 1
      XO
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      XO (Covered by Hailey Benedict)
      User Cover 1
      XO (Covered by JackieH09)
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      Peter Pan
      Official 1
      Peter Pan (Live from Schofield Barracks 2016)
      Live 1
      Peter Pan (Live from GMA PERFORMANCE 2016)
      Live 2
      Peter Pan (Live from CMA Awards 2016)
      Live 3
      Peter Pan
      Static Image 1
      Peter Pan (Featuring The Official Daya)
      Featuring 1
      Peter Pan (Covered by Jesse Sheppard)
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      Peter Pan (Covered by Tasji Bachman)
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      Peter Pan (Covered by Samantha Howell)
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      Peter Pan (Covered by Dakota Rhodes)
      User Cover 4
      Love Me Like You Mean It
      Official 1
      Love Me Like You Mean It (Live from Lobby 2014)
      Live 1
      Love Me Like You Mean It (Live from GMA 2018)
      Live 2
      Love Me Like You Mean It
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      Love Me Like You Mean It (Covered by Genesis Keren Nava)
      User Cover 1
      Love Me Like You Mean It (Covered by Amanda Rose)
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      Love Me Like You Mean It (Covered by Annie Pattison)
      User Cover 3
      Love Me Like You Mean It (Covered by JunaNJoey)
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      Love Me Like You Mean It (Covered by Emily Brooke)
      User Cover 5
      Square Pegs (Live from NBT 2016)
      Live 1
      Square Pegs
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      Square Pegs (Remixed by Caleb Hansen)
      Remix 1
      Square Pegs (Covered by SaraLiz35)
      User Cover 1
      First Time (Live from Bing Lounge 2014)
      Live 1
      First Time
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      First Time (Featuring Jason Aldean)
      Featuring 1
      First Time (Covered by Madison Nolan)
      User Cover 1
      First Time (Covered by Kaylor Cox)
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      First Time (Covered by Dani Jamerson)
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      First Time (Covered by Lauren Stottmann)
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      Looking at Stars (Live from Under The Bridge 2017)
      Live 1
      Looking at Stars
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      Looking at Stars (Covered by Grace Blosser)
      User Cover 1
      Looking at Stars (Covered by Alexandra Bentley)
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      Sirens (Live from The Texas Club 2015)
      Live 1
      Sirens
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      Sirens (Covered by Kaleidoscope School of Music)
      User Cover 1
      Secondhand Smoke
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      Secondhand Smoke (Covered by Christian and Cassie)
      User Cover 1
      Secondhand Smoke (Covered by Madison Taylor)
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      Secondhand Smoke (Covered by Emi McGhee)
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      Secondhand Smoke (Covered by Seth Rinehart)
      User Cover 4
    9.
      Dibs
      Official 1
      Dibs (Live from AUDIENCE Music 2016)
      Live 1
      Dibs (Live from GMA PERFORMANCE 2016)
      Live 2
      Dibs (Live from Good Morning America 2016)
      Live 3
      Dibs
      Static Image 1
      Dibs (Remixed by GILFOIL)
      Remix 1
      Dibs (Covered by Taste of Country)
      User Cover 1
      Dibs (Covered by Juliet Weybret)
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      Dibs (Covered by Charlotte Zone)
      User Cover 3
      Dibs (Covered by Lexie Hayden)
      User Cover 4
      Stilettos (Live from WYRK 2014)
      Live 1
      Stilettos
      Static Image 1
      Stilettos (Covered by Acoustic Pursuit)
      User Cover 1
      Stilettos (Covered by Olivia Colletti)
      User Cover 2
      Stilettos (Covered by Lexi Lauren)
      User Cover 3
      Stilettos (Covered by Tana Matz)
      User Cover 4
      Yeah Boy
      Official 1
      Yeah Boy (Live from 52nd Annual ACM Awards 2017)
      Live 1
      Yeah Boy
      Static Image 1
      Yeah Boy (Covered by Cillan Andersson)
      User Cover 1
      Yeah Boy (Covered by Delaney Grant)
      User Cover 2
      Yeah Boy (Covered by UK Country Drummer)
      User Cover 3
      Yeah Boy (Covered by Diamond Dixie)
      User Cover 4
      Yeah Boy (Covered by Savvy & Mandy)
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      Yeah Boy (Covered by Emilie Rhoads)
      User Cover 6
      Yeah Boy (Covered by Delaney Blake)
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      Underage
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      Underage (Covered by Destinee Zickmund)
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      Underage (Covered by Amanda Michelle)
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Narratives(1)

Jun 28, 2019

Playing the Bro-Country Game: Kelsea Ballerini’s The First Time

I recently read ­­­­­Waking Up In Nashville, a book published in 2002 by British travel writer Stephen Foehr­­. He came to Nashville and navigated the scene from an outsider’s perspective and expertly delved into the idea of ‘what is country music.’ This was in the early 2000s, so the traditional country fan’s anger was directed at pop-country stars like Shania Twain and Faith Hill. But the overwhelming consensus from the dozens of people he interviewed is that country music isn’t pretty. It isn’t happy endings and perfect nights. It’s real life. At the time that ­­Foehr wrote this book, Alan Jackson had recently released his song “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning,” a song about the horrors of the September 11 attacks. Country music tackled this issue in a way no other genre did and that’s what country music always does. Country music goes into the gritty details of real life like no other genre, and that’s the reason that so many people love the genre so much. But when a ‘country’ artist releases album that has very little real life and a lot of picture-perfect high school life, it’s hard to connect that record with the heart and soul of country music. Kelsea Ballerini’s debut record The First Time doesn’t really match up to the roots of country music, but did blow up the country music scene in 2015.

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Album Info

"The First Time"

Released

  • May 18, 2015

Genres

  • Country
  • Pop

Label

  • Black River

Producer

  • Jason Massey
  • Forest Glen Whitehead