As one of the brightest stars in country music, Kelsea Ballerini has not only been working hard to prove her own star power, but she's also been encouraging young female singer/songwriters to find theirs. Even though she's still brand new to country music, Ballerini has already been thinking about the next generation of songwriters. While she's been touring over the last year, Ballerini has brought a couple of new artists out to sing with her, most notably Monroe Scott and Liz Bissonette.
Monroe Scott hails from Australia, but even the distance didn't hurt the bond between Scott and Ballerini. As a long time fan on Ballerini's, she sang "First Time" on stage with her twice, first at a show in New Jersey, and then when Ballerini came to play her first show in Australia. In 2014, Scott released a three song EP, an acoustic based record drawing heavily on folk and pop influences, with some country woven in there. Work-tapes of some of Scott's recent songs are available on her SoundCloud. She also wrote a killer duet with Ballerini's co-writer Josh Kerr, called "Closure," which is definitely worth a listen.
Liz Bissonette and Kelsea Ballerini's relationship began when Ballerini complimented Bissonette's cover of "Yeah Boy." over Twitter in February. Flash forward 4 months, and Bissonette is singing "Yeah Boy" on stage with Ballerini. Bissonette has released 4 songs to Spotify, and two of them are available for purchase on iTunes. Bissonette's personal and autobiographical lyrics have seemed to resonate with a lot of girls her age, something that Bissonette's idols Taylor Swift and Ballerini are known for. Some of her strongest lyrics can be found on her YouTube channel, in the songs "Take It Or Leave It," "You'll Never Miss Me" and "Catch Me."