Singer Kelsea Ballerini first graced country radio with her poppy upbeat debut single, “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Since then, Ballerini has remained humble, kind, and unapologetically herself. Let’s take a look at Kelsea Ballerini’s stunning transformation into country music’s sweetheart.

Kelsea Ballerini started writing songs when she was around 12 years old. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Tennessee native revealed that music, songwriting in particular, helped her through her parents’ divorce. Back then, she’d write songs about a boy she thought was cute. It wasn’t until Ballerini got older that she was able to explore those tough feelings, which inspired the track “Secondhand Smoke” off her debut album, The First Time. She explained:

“It’s so many people’s story, and a story that needs to be told because I know when I was 12 and 13 when [the divorce] was happening, I felt super alone. I want to be a voice of comfort for people going through that.” Keep watching to see why Kelsea Ballerini’s Transformation Is Seriously Turning Heads!

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Trying times | 0:19
Pop inspiration | 0:54
Her first label meeting | 1:38
A promise to her mother | 2:36
Support from other artists | 3:43
Radio success | 4:32
Growing pains | 5:42
Love and marriage | 6:28
Remembering her roots | 7:11
Taken seriously | 7:59
Unapologetically herself | 8:46
Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry | 9:34
Life experiences | 10:25

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