Kelsea Ballerini: Bio, Parents, Career, Husband and Net Worth
The new dawn of country pop music has seen the emergence of gifted singers and crooners from the length and breadth of the country and among such gifted personalities is Kelsea Ballerini. Born on September 12, 1993 in Mascot, Tennessee and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, the state which has always been known as the heartbeat of country music and the birthplace of notable singers such as Dolly Parton, Craig Morgan among others.
The Knoxville-raised country pop singer and songwriter always had the passion for singing and songwriting and as such was inducted in the school and church choir. She started off at an early age when she released her debut song “Love Me Like You Mean It” which made a charting on the country airplay chart in October 2014 and making her the first female artiste to attain such a milestone since Carrie Underwood in 2006. She is also a known instrumentalist who has the flair for playing guitar.
Who is Kelsea Ballerini?
Kelsea Nicole Ballerini was born on September 12, 1993 in Mascot, a small town in Tennessee but was raised in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee. She is currently 30 years and is a Virgo by Zodiac sign and as a true embodiment of her Zodiac sign, she is beautiful, industrious and intelligent. She was born to Ed Ballerini, a sales manager for a radio station and Carla, a marketer for the Thomas Nelson Bible Publishing. Her father is of Italian descent. She is the only child of her parents. At the tender age of three, Kelsea started taking dance lessons and stopped when she was 13 years old. She always had passion for singing and as such signed up for the school and church choir where she honed her skills as a singer. By 12 years old, she was already a seasoned songwriter and wrote a song dedicated to her mother.
Kelsea was born in Mascot, Tennessee and had her elementary education there. Later, her family moved to Knoxville, where she was enrolled in Central High School. She later moved away and continued her high school education at Centennial High school in Franklin, Tennessee where she graduated. Her hopes of pursuing tertiary education led her to Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee where she dropped out to pursue her music career after studying for two years.
She is the sole child of Ed Ballerini, a sales manager and Carla, a marketer. Her father Ed, has Italian descent.
She began her professional journey in 2012 at the age of 19 when she signed a deal with Nashville-based independent record label, Black River Entertainment. Two years later, she released her first studio single under Black River Entertainment entitled “Love Me Like You Mean It” which entered the Country Airplay Chart in October, 2014 making her the first female artiste to attain such milestone since Carrie Underwood in 2006. In November 24, 2014, she released an EP titled “Kelsea Ballerini” her namesake. That same year she received major attention and caught the attention of Country Music Television where she was named as one of the Next Women of Country music.
In 2015, She released her first studio album entitled “the First Time” through Black River Entertainment of which her debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” entered number one on the Country Airplay chart making her the first solo female country artiste to attain such a milestone after Carrie Underwood did so in 2006 with her “Jesus Take the Wheel”, a feat only ten people held the record for until her entry making her the eleventh. She achieved another record when her second single “Dibs” reached the Country airplay’s number one spot making her the fifth solo female country musician to achieve such back-to-back hits.
In 2016, she made her album’s third single “Peter Pan” available for country radio and it reached number one on both the Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts in September. She carved another niche for herself by being the first female artist to top both country music charts at the same time. She later released the album’s fourth single “Yeah Boy” to Country radio on October 10, 2016.
The subsequent years saw her attaining even greater milestones. For instance, in 2016, she attained number 2 on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Music list. That same year she received two nominations: Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Peter Pan”. In November that year, she released her second studio album titled “Unapologetically” which likewise her previous album attained a major milestone by peaking at number three on the Billboard Top Country Album Chart and number seven on the Billboard 200 album chart.
In 2018, she released a number of songs and did features with a couple of artistes and worked with some other artistes including her ex-husband, Morgan Evans. She served as a coach on the 15th season of “The Voice” where she coached six contestants. In December that year, her second studio album received nomination for “Best Country Album” at Grammy Awards.
In April 2019, she went on a “Miss Me More Tour” to support her second studio album. She released her song “Better Luck Next Time” after being a guest on “songland”, the NBC competition show.
In the subsequent years, she attained greater feats like in 2021 where she co-hosted the Country Music Awards with Kane Brown and winning the Country Music Television performance award that night and in 2022 where she announced the release of her fourth studio album “Subject to Change”.
On the Valentines day of 2023, she released her short film and EP titled “Rolling Up the Welcome Mat”.
She is the Ex-wife of popular Australian country music singer and songwriter, Morgan Evans. The couple split up after almost 5 years of tying the knot in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico on December 2, 2017. Little is known about the cause of their divorce. She is currently dating American actor Chase Stokes.
The gracefulness of her stature is characterized by her stunning height of 5 feet 6 inches (168 centimetres). She maintains a healthy lifestyle which helps her to possess a body weight of 54 kilograms (119 pounds). She has a mesmerizing pair of green irises which together with her blonde hair, amplifies her beauty.
She is a great singer who has attained great success and as such has a net worth of about $6 million to show for it. She amassed her wealth from her career as a singer and songwriter and other endeavors. She has an Instagram and YouTube page which also brings in a steady income.
|Kelsea Nicole Ballerini
|Date of Birth
|September 12, 1993
|Place of Birth
|Ed Ballerini and Carla
|5 feet 6 inches