KELSEA BALLERINI has loved singing since she was tiny. But making a career out of it? That didn’t even enter her mind until TAYLOR SWIFT did it. “I grew up loving music, but I never knew that you could just choose to be a singer.
“I was from a small town [near] Knoxville, so you grow up to be a vet or something that you see other people doing around you. Until I saw a girl named Taylor move to Nashville, I didn’t know that I could do that.”