Country cutie Kelsea Ballerini has a big night coming up. The “Miss Me More” singer will not only be presenting at the 55th annual CMA Awards on November 10 from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, but she’s also nominated for two major awards. Kelsea is competing for 2021 CMA Musical Event of the Year and CMA Music Video of the Year for her song “half of my hometown,” featuring Kenny Chesney. Read on to learn more about Kelsea!

Where Is Kelsea Ballerini From?

The singer was born in Mascot, Tennessee, and grew up in Knoxville in a “little house with a big huge piece of land with Southern roots,” she explained in a video on her YouTube channel. However, three years after writing her first song at 12 years old, she moved to Nashville.

Where Did Kelsea Ballerini Go to High School?

Kelsea attended Central High School in Knoxville, and she actually returned in October 2017 to perform at her old alma mater! “How cool to be able to come home to Knoxville and celebrate this next big moment in my life with you! Central High is such a special place for me. I was in the glee club and got to perform in musicals on the same stage where I sang a song I wrote for the very first time,” she explained. Kelsea also did two years of college at Lipscomb University before leaving to pursue music.

Does Kelsea Ballerini Have Siblings?

Kelsea is an only child!

Was Kelsea Ballerini on The Voice or American Idol?

For some reason, fans seem to think that Kelsea got her start on a TV competition show, but that’s not the case. She found fame the old fashioned way by writing good music, connecting with people via Facebook and finally getting her own recording contract.

Who Is Kelsea Ballerini Married to?

Kelsea’s husband is fellow musician Morgan Evans, whom you may not have heard of in America, but he’s actually a huge country singer in Australia! Sparks flew when the pair met in March 2016, when they cohosted Australia’s Country Music Channel Awards. After a whirlwind romance, Morgan popped the question on Christmas Day that same year. “This morning, nine months and 13 days later, he got down on one knee in the kitchen while I was burning pancakes and asked me to marry him,” the “I Quit Drinking” singer wrote on Instagram, adding, “Loving him has been the greatest gift of my life. And now I get to do it for life.” The couple tied the knot on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on December 2, 2017.