Kelsea Ballerini Thinks Pop Collabs are Good for Country Music

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After two No. 1 singles in only two tries, Kelsea Ballerini is ready to focus on new music and getting more females on country music radio.

During an interview with One Country in Nashville, Kelsea told us, “I’m recording my next record right now and we just picked the first six songs.” She also told us she’s been writing a lot, so picking the first few songs have been easier than expected.

As far as what fans should expect from the album, Kelsea says, “I’m in such a different place than I was when I wrote the first one, so it’s going to be a little different and not what people would expect.”


Kelsea also sat down with Fox News to discuss what it’s been like to be the first female artist in 9 years to reach the No. 1 spot on a Billboard chart and the need for more women on country music radio. She also discussed her recent collaboration at the ACM Awards with Nick Jonas and how collaborations bring more fans to country music.

“I think that every time a country artist steps outside of the country boundary, it just brings more ears to us. When Florida Georgia Line and Nelly put out the ‘Cruise’ remix, it brought so many more people to country music. Plus, I love pop music so anytime I get to collaborate I like to.”

Kelsea is hitting the road with Rascal Flatts this summer, but she’s also playing select festival dates including the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach.