Life Before Fame: Country Singer Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini performs on stage during day 1 of 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 06, 2019

October 3, 2019 - 11:25 / Sarah Schulz

Kelsea Ballerini rose to fame in the country music world in 2015 and has been soaring to the top of the charts since then. But what did the country music queen do before she became famous?

Kelsea Ballerini was born on September 12th, 1993 in Tennessee. She grew up in Knoxville Tennessee and her father was a sales manager for a country music radio station and her mother worked in market for Thomas Nelson Bible Publishing. Kelsea began to sing in church and in school choirs and wrote her first song for her mother at just 12 years old.

Kelsea Ballerini attends the 52nd annual ASCAP Country Music awards at Music City Center on November 3, 2014

Kelsea Ballerini Pursued a Career in Music

Kelsea moved to the Nashville at the age of 15 and attended Central High School in Knoxville, Centennial High School in Franklin and Lipscomb University for two years before deciding to pursue a career in music.

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans attend the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019

A country music success

Ballerini released her first album in 2015 titled The First Time and her second album called Unapologetically was released in 2017. She became the first female country music artist since Carrie Underwood in 2006 to send a single to the top of the charts with her song "Love Me Like You Mean It."

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Fun Facts About Kelsea Ballerini

-She is an only child

-She married Australian country singer Morgan Evans in Mexico in 2017

-Kelsea was a coach on The Voice in 2018

-She was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by Carrie Underwood on April 16th, 2019

-Her next album is titled Homecoming Queen and will be released this year