Born on September 12, 1993, Kelsea Nicole Ballerini is an American country pop singer and songwriter. She was born and bought up in Knoxville, Tennessee and has an Italian descent. During her early age itself Kelsea was very much into music and she loved to dance as well. At the age of three, Kelsea started to take dance lessons and she continued taking them for 10 years. Along with that, Kelsea sang in the church and also the school choirs.
Her first introduction to songwriting was when she wrote it to her mother with full of love. By the time she became 13 years of age, Kelsea moved to Franklin, Tennessee where she attended for high school at Centennial High School. She learned to play guitar by taking lessons. Soon after high school, she further studied at Lipscomb University for two years. It was soon after two years, Kelsea pursued a musical career.
By the time she became 16 years of age, Kelsea began to pursue her dream, and it was to move to Nashville as it was the home to country music. She wanted badly to be successful in the two best things she loved a lot, and that is singing and songwriting. When she became 19, Kelsea signed a publishing deal with the Black River Publishing and also later in the same year with the Black River Entertainment.
She released a debut single with the Black River Entertainment named “Love Me Like You Mean It” and it got released in the year 2014. This single slowly became a very big hit which made it reach the number five position at the Billboard Country Singles Chart. It also featured number one on the Country Airplay Charts.
With the popularity and the hype created, on November 2014, a digital EP got released which was titled as “Kelsea Ballerini”. Her songs were popularly known through the word of mouth and because of that, Kelsea became a household name. She was named by the CMT as 2014’s Next Women of the Country. On February 13, 2015, Kelsea Ballerini got a chance, for the first time, to appear at the Grand Ole Opry.
The Black River Entertainment released Kelsea’s first full-length album titled as "The First Time". The album debuted at number four on Billboard US Country Charts and the song got featured on the Billboard Top 200 list. The album became Gold soon after it got enlisted in the charts.
On November 3, 2017, she released her second studio album "Unapologetically" which included the song "Legends". It got released as a digital single on June 7, 2017. In the same year, she managed to get into the Grammy nominations and shared her vocal space with many prominent artists’ singles.
Kelsea Ballerini was awarded for Favourite Country Album in the year 2015 for her debut studio album "The First Time", and again in the year 2017 for the album "Unapologetically".
She got married to Australian country singer Morgan Evans on December 2, 2017, at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.