Life Before Fame: Country Singer Kelsea Ballerini
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 the 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 Pursued a Career in Music
Kelsea moved to 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.
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."
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 most recent album is titled kelsea and was released in 2020