With a number one debut single and a hit album under her belt, singer and songwriter Kelsea Ballerini has solidified her status as country music’s rising star. So naturally, she was our first choice for a tour guide when our American Icons road trip stopped in Blues City, a.k.a. Memphis, Tennessee. The country cutie was more than happy to take us for a twirl down historic Beale Street, where amazing music awaits at every corner. And between sets, we happened to learn a few interesting facts about the up-and-comer…
She’s a huge fan of another blonde starlet.
Marilyn Monroe is Kelsea’s favorite American Icon.
Songwriting was her first passion.
Kelsea knew she wanted to be a musician when she started to write her own songs.
The music in Memphis is amazing, but you’re more likely to find Kelsea chowing down.
Her favorite thing about the city is its world-famous BBQ.
Kelsea was one of Taylor Swift’s many surprise guests during her 1989 World Tour.
She describes the performance as her biggest accomplishment so far.
Just when you thought Kelsea couldn’t get any sweeter…
Her first job ever was at a cupcake shop.
She loves the classics.
Kelsea thinks the Wizard of Oz is the greatest movie of all time.