Kelsea Ballerini Is Radio Disney's NBT!

It's a BIG morning for us, because Radio Disney JUST announced that our girl Kelsea Ballerini is their latest NBT, and they literally could not have picked a person who deserves it more. Kelsea has quickly risen to become one of country's biggest stars, part of Taylor Swift's squad, and a person we really look up to. She's definitely Next Big Thing material!


After our host Alex Schiffman interviewed Kelsea last month, we can speak from personal experience when we say that Kelsea is one of the sweetest humans on the planet. Plus, our shared obsession with Nick Jonas makes us kindred spirits.


She even met with rising country singer Tegan Marie for a duet of "Love Me Like You Mean It" that completely melted our hearts.


Did we mention that making dreams come true is kind of Kelsea's thing? She worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to surprise a fan named Mykal with a special meeting after Mykal had the chance to perform in front of an audience of her friends and family at the Grand Ole Opry. Warning: the video MAY make you cry tears of joy.

Taylor Swift called Kelsea "your new favorite person," and when has Taylor ever been wrong?


Kelsea just recently won her first music award EVER – the Rising Star award at the Billboard Women In Music event. Her Next Big Thing announcement today is a HUGE cherry on top!


And this little factoid is literally blowing our minds. Kelsea's fans (5 million of them!) are so passionate that they've collectively listened to 210 years' worth of Kelsea's music on Spotify. If that doesn't mean she's country's NBT, we don't know what does.


We just want to scream a huge "CONGRATS" for Kelsea today! Want to find our if Kelsea Ballerini is your spirit animal? CLICK HERE to find out which Radio Disney Country artist you are!