LakeShake Lead Up: Kelsea Ballerini Is Country’s Next Female Superstar

All week we have been featuring some of the up-and-comers that will be performing at Windy City LakeShake Festival this weekend. There is a whole slew of amazing female artists this year at LakeShake and with all the bullsh*t circling in the news about how women should be kept off the radio, one in particular is watching her debut single creep up towards a number one.

Introducing Kelsea Ballerini.


About Kelsea

Kelsea Ballerini began songwriting at a young age. At 15, she moved to Nashville with her mother to pursue music. Her fresh sound builds on her East Tennessee upbringing and musical influences ranging from Britney Spears to Kelly Clarkson to Frank Sinatra. She co-wrote every song on her debut album, First Time, which has received high praise from many of country’s superstars, most notably her new friend Taylor Swift.

“Driving around with the @KelseaBallerini on repeat,” Taylor Swift tweeted. “So lovely.” Little Big Town posted, “We’ve gotta #GirlCrush,” and Dustin Lynch shared, “Hey @taylorswift13 you were right … @KelseaBallerini is on fire!”

Watch the music video for her smash single ‘Love Me Like You Mean It.’

“If we ever see another Taylor Swift break into the country music scene, Kelsea Ballerini would be the one to do it.” – Me

Kelsea will be performing on the Next From Nashville stage on Sunday at 6:55pm. Don’t miss it.

Check out her live performance from CMA Fest for a preview of what you’re in for this weekend.

Kelsea’s Website

LakeShake’s Website

Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.