For me and Wes, it was our first time experiencing the Holy Land that is the Grand Ole Opry. From the moment we walked in, it was surreal. Getting the chance to finally meet Kelsea Ballerini, watch her quickly rehearse, and see her flawless performance was pretty special. There’s only one way to describe Kelsea; she’s a superstar.
Kelsea returned to the Opry stage performing her hits “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan,” and went for the jugular with a cover of Alison Krauss’ “Ghost In This House.” The crowd was so into it, so responsive to her music, and hanging on to every lyric. It was a magical energy and sight to behold.
Earlier, I asked Kelsea about her single “Peter Pan” and why fans are so passionate about the song. She said, “I think it’s so different from what they’ve heard from me so far. And every girl has met a guy that just can’t grow up. I think everyone has been in a relationship where one person has been more emotionally involved, so yes, I definitely have been in that place.”
So, what has been the craziest or most heartfelt response Kelsea has seen regarding “Peter Pan”? “Someone had the lyrics tattooed on their arm.” Love the intensity.
If you know anything about music, you know the “it” factor when you see it. What is “it” exactly? Well, nobody can really say – it’s always unique to the person. For me, seeing Kelsea last year at LakeShake here in Chicago, then on that Opry stage, it’s very obvious her star is only getting brighter, and she most definitely has “it.”