Kelsea Ballerini is an American country pop singer and songwriter. Born on September 12, 1993, in Mascot, Tennessee, she developed a passion for music at a young age and emerged as a shining star in the country music scene. Now her net worth is more than $6 million.

Kelsea's Childhood

Kelsea was a church choir girl, who belted out hymns every weekend for the majority of her childhood. Kelsea grew up in a family, which played a significant role in shaping her interest in music. Her father, Ed Ballerini, worked in sales at the country radio station, and her mother, Carla Ballerini, was a marketing executive at a publishing company. They supported her passion for music from a young age. Her mother enrolled Kelsea in dance classes when she was just three years old, and she would continue to take them until she was almost a teenager.

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Kelsea Ballerini lives in Los Angeles, CA

When she was 12, she wrote her first song for her mother. One Mother's Day, realizing she forgot to buy her mom a present, Kelsea transformed her sentiments into a heartfelt song. Rather than opting for a last-minute store purchase, she composed a song as a gift. The emotional impact of the song moved her mom to tears. Subsequently, Kelsea made it a tradition to add a new verse to the song for her mother every Mother's Day. She began writing more music at age 13 and eventually learned how to play the guitar a year later. 

Recognizing Kelsea's musical talent and aspirations, her family moved to Nashville when she was 15 to support her pursuit of a career in country music. Nashville is known as the hub of the country music industry.

Growing up, Kelsea was influenced by a variety of musical genres and artists. She has mentioned Shania Twain and Britney Spears as early influences on her musical taste.


Even though she packed her bags for Nashville at 15 to chase her music dreams, Kelsea did a stint at Lipscomb University before hitting the big time in country music. She delved into communications and marketing for two years before deciding to make the leap into a full-time music career..

Music Career

Her career began when she signed with Black River, where she debuted her song "Love Me Like You Mean It", in 2014. In that same year, she was named one of CMT's Next Women of Country. To say that Kelsea's rollercoaster had taken off is an understatement. In May 2015, she released her first album, which peaked at a number 4 spot on the country music charts.

More success came Kelsea's way as she released singles "Peter Pan" and "Dibs" of her debut album. Kelsea is the first female artist since Winona Judd to have all three of her singles from a debut album hit the top of the charts. In 2017, she was part of Forbes "30 under 30" list, and made it to the number 2 spot. In that same year, she also announced that she was going to be releasing a new album entitled Unapologetically, which debuted at number 3 on the country music charts. In late 2018, Kelsea Ballerini moved across genres of music when she released a duet with the Chainsmokers called "This Feeling".

Personal Life

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans were engaged on December 25, 2016 and had wedding on December 2, 2017. Her husband, Morgan Evans is also a country music singer from Australia, and the two have quite the whirlwind romance.

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Kelsea with her ex-husband Morgan Evans

On August 29, 2022, Ballerini dropped the news that she and Evans were calling it quits. Fast forward to November 3, 2022, and word got out that Ballerini and Evans had hammered out a settlement agreement. The divorce was wrapped up by November 15, 2022.

Now, roll into February 2023, and the grapevine confirms that Ballerini's got a thing going on with "Outer Banks" actor Chase Stokes. Rumor has it, the two kicked off their romance back in December 2022.

Kelsea's rising star is really shining, her biggest moments are yet to come, she will continue to grow and become a powerhouse in the country music business. Kelsea will also be joining the cast of "The Voice" as a coach this season, where she will help one aspiring singer live their dreams just as she has. As Kelsea becomes more well known, her star will certainly shine brighter.

Kelsea Ballerini's Measurements

Height 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Weight 54 kg (119 pounds)
Body ‎33-24-34
Dress Size 4(US)/34(EU)
Shoe Size 7
Kelsea Ballerini
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Kelsea Ballerini life story
Born: September 12, 1993 (age 30 years)

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