2015: Kelsea Ballerini’s ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ reaches #1


The song made Kelsea Ballerini the first female country artist to achieve a #1 debut single on the Country Airplay chart since Carrie Underwood did so in 2006 with her song “Inside Your Heaven.” The achievement was also notable given that Ballerini worked with indie label Black River, rather than one of the majors.