Who is Kelsea Ballerini?
A country singer and songwriter based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Kelsea Ballerini is best known for her number one singles, “Love Me Like You Mean It”, “Dibs”, “Peter Pan” and “Legends”. She became the first female country artist to have first three top number one singles after Wynonna Judd on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. She forayed into the pop scene as a teenager and got her major breakthrough when signed a recording deal with Black River Entertainment. Ballerini has so far released two albums, reaching the top five on the Billboard country singles charts.
Kelsea Ballerini was born on the 12th of September 1993, in Mascot, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America. She is currently 25 years old.
|Birth Name||Kelsea Nicole Ballerini|
|Date of Birth||September 12, 1993|
|Place of Birth||Mascot, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Age||25 years old|
Family and Education
Speaking about her family, Ballerini is the only child of her parents, Ed and Carla. Her father worked as the sales manager for a country-music radio station, and her mother was a former employee of a publishing company called Thomas Nelson Bible publishing.
She was educated at Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated from Centennial High School in Franklin, Tennessee. She, then, enrolled at the Lipscomb University in Nashville but dropped out after two years in pursuit of her musical career.
Husband and Children
Kelsea Ballerini married Australian country artist Morgan Evans in December 2017 after being in a relationship for over a year. The couple were engaged on n Christmas Day 2016 and got married on December 2, 2017, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 6 inches|
Centimeters – 168 cm
Meters – 1.68 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 54 kg|
Pounds – 119 lbs
|Shoe Size||7 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
Kelsea Ballerini got her start in music at the age of 13, with her first major breakthrough coming in 2013, at age 19, when she signed a recording deal with Black River Entertainment. She released her first single, “Love Me Like You Mean It” the following year, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, making her the first female country artist after Carrie Underwood, working under an independent label, to have her debut single reaching the top spot on the chart.
Ballerini released her first self-titled EP on the label on November 24, 2014, reaching #14 on the Billboard Country Charts. The success of the album propelled her fame and helped her establish as a singer in the pop world. She dropped her first full-length album entitled “The First Time” through the label on May 19, 2015. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard Country Charts and managed to reach #31 on the Billboard 200. The album’s hit singles “XO,” “Peter Pan,” and “Love Me Like You Mean It,” topped the Billboard Country Airplay charts. With this, she became the first female country artist banking three consecutive No. 1 songs from her debut album.
In 2015, she appeared on the Radio Disney Music Awards.
Kelsea Ballerini Favorite Things
- Favorite Artist of All Time – Kelly Clarkson
- Beauty Products – Nuance Salma Hayek Anti-Aging Super Cream
Kelsea Ballerini Net Worth
So how rich Kelsea Ballerini is? The Mascot-native country singer has an estimated net worth of $6 million, with the majority of her net worth coming from her successful singing career. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Kelsea Ballerini Facts
She took dance lessons at Premiere Dance Studio in Seymour Tennessee as a child, and later shifted her focus to music. She explored her songwriting skills at the age of 13 and started taking guitar lessons at age 15.
Kelsea honed her singing skills by singing in churches and school choirs.
In 2014, she was named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country.
The following year saw Ballerini’s live performance at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time, with a lively rendering of “Love Me Like You Mean It”.
Kelsea was featured at #2 in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 – Music list in 2017.
Her hit single “Peter Pan” gained her two Academy of Country Music Award nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year.
Kelsea is a dog lover and has a dog named ‘Dibs,’ named after her successful single of the same name.
She released her second album, Unapologetically, on November 3, 2017, through the label Black River. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard Country Charts.
She won the Radio Disney Music Awards for Country Favorite Artist in 2018.