Kelsea Ballerini is one of the most exciting young voices on the modern country landscape, and her debut The First Time cements that status. While much of that record — including country #1 “Love You Like You Mean It” — sticks to the script, sonically, it’s the writing that makes it pop and introduce Ballerini as a formidable personality.

Given that Ballerini’s already made history, I think it’s safe to project that into a huge summer as more and more singles from The First Time hit the waves. It’s Kelsea Ballerini’s summer; make sure to send her a rent check, cuz you’re just living on her territory at this point.