If you're not familiar with Kelsea Ballerini, then now is a good time to check out this country-pop singer who performed and recently won her first ACM Award a few weeks ago (as well as performed with Nick Jonas) no stranger to the spotlight, she performed with Taylor Swift, appeared on Good Morning America and has appeared on this season's Nashville on ABC. Taking a breather with the release of her new video, Peter Pan, preparing to join Rascal Flatts on their upcoming tour this summer as well as performing during this year's CMA Fest, we took a moment to chat with Kelsea who is clearly a girl on the move!
ATHLEISURE MAG: Congratulations on winning your first ACM for New Female Vocalist, what went through your mind when you found out?
KELSEA BALLERINI: That I sat in the section behind the artists section last year and this year I won my first award, it's crazy how how much has happened in a year!
AM: We're excited to see you at CMA Fest this year - how do you prepare for this performance and how exciting is it for you to hit the stage in Nashville this summer?
KB: I've sat in that stadium and watched all of my favorite artists play that show for years now. I don't think I'll even know what to expect, but I'll probably walk off stage and cry.
AM: You're touring with Rascal Flatts this summer, what are must have items that you'll take with you when you're on the road that make you feel like you're "at home?"
KB: My dog, Candle (because I share a bus with 9 boys) and my best friend.
AM: You're a busy girl as your schedule has you running across the country, how do you take a moment for yourself?
KB: I'll go get a mani or a pedi or I'll go scope out the local coffee shops or some nights I just go to bed early and snuggle my dog.
AM: How do you stay in shape - do you have a favorite workout routine or bring your equipment with you?
KB: I try to eat pretty healthy on the road. I'm in so many amazing cities that I like to get out and walk my dog as much as possible, so both of us can get out and get moving.
AM: What's in your summer wardrobe that you can't wait to wear within your rotation?
KB: Fun hats, bright sunnies and floral rompers.
AM: What are your must haves when it comes to your skincare/beauty routine?
KB: Clarisonic, every night. Aragon oil when my skin is feeling dry.
AM: Speaking of beauty, we noticed that you partnered with Mary Kay for their "Don't Look Away" Campaign, how important is your involvement in
this and how did this partnership come about?
KB: I'm a big supporter of women empowering women so I was excited to be a voice for this event.
AM: Tell us about Peter Pan, your 3rd single - it has had such a great buzz to it and you recently released the video as well?
KB: It's my favorite song on my record. I feel like I get to show a different, more mature, side of my songwriting.
AM: What else do you want to share with Athleisure Mag in terms of upcoming projects?
KB: I'm really excited to hit the road with one of my favorite acts, Rascal Flatts, this summer. They are so good live and I can't wait to be a apart of it every night.