Kelsea Ballerini Performs 'Love Me Like You Mean It' at 2015 CMA Awards

What a year it has been for Kelsea Ballerini.

The singer exploded over the past year, and celebrated the achievement -- as well as the support she's received at country radio -- with a performance of her hit "Love Me Like You Mean It" at the CMA Awards.

After singing a majority of the song, Ballerini introduced herself to the audience (like they didn't know her!), and then shared her thanks to country radio for supporting her and other artists -- what might be considered a pointed message, considering some of the backlash country radio stations have gotten this year over the lack of women on the airwaves. 

Check out video of Ballerini's first CMA performance below.