What merits Kelsea Ballerini's notoriety?

Kelsea Ballerini has a habit of breaking records.

 The First Time (Black River), her debut album, made her the "only female country artist to hit #1 with the first three consecutive singles from a debut album.

The honeyed alto received a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist thanks to this historic achievement. 

Early in her career, Taylor Swift's work was unfairly compared to Kelsea Ballerini's to the point where many people dismissed her as a copycat. 

However, if you delve into her discography, you'll find that the Knoxville native has consistently been at the top of her songwriting game.

In the beginning of her career, Kelsea Ballerini's work was unfairly compared to Taylor Swift,

 to the point where many dismissed her as a copycat.

However, if you look through her discography, you'll see that the Knoxville native has always been at the top of her game when it comes to songwriting.