10 Things You Didn’t Know About Country Star Kelsea Ballerini
Country singer Kelsea Ballerini has experienced a whirlwind rise to success ever since she released her debut album The First Time back in 2015. She’s blown audiences and critics away by charting three No. 1 singles, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan,” “Dibs” and a Top 10 single, “Yeah Boy,” all from one album! She was even nominated for a Grammy as Best New Artist in 2017! Fans are super excited to see where her career will go from here, so here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about the new country star!
10. Background in Dance
Kelsea Ballerini was groomed by her producer, Forest Glen Whitehead, to be a “country Beyonce.” One of the reasons he knew this was possible with Ballerini was because she not only was an incredible singer and songwriter with just the right amount of edge, she’s also a dancer! She did 10 years of dance: “I did ballet, jazz and all that, but I think hip-hop is really where I learned rhythm and groove, which has helped me in music.”
9. Musical Interest
The 23-year-old Southern belle wrote her first song when she was only 12-years-old. It was titled “Oh Mama” and was a last minute gift for her mother on Mother’s Day. This upcoming star has been set on becoming a country artist ever since. In an interview with Taste of Country, she said, “I had this conviction when I was 14 years old that I was going to be a country music artist. That’s all I really wanted to do, and I didn’t really care to do the normal type of stuff. I was very dead set on doing this,” said Ballerini. She welded her craft by performing at church and school functions and began writing melodies and songs in a Garageband with a friend who’d play piano.