Kelsea Ballerini Praises Shania Twain for Being an Inspiration for Women: ‘Epitome of a True Artist’

by Will Shepard
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Kelsea Ballerini is slowly becoming one of the biggest names in country music. The path to get to where she is now was certainly not easy, but it could have been harder. There are many women that have come before her in the music industry that paved the way.

Country music for a long time was a male-dominated industry, much like music, in general. It took a long time and a lifetime of effort for women to break into that society. So, for Kelsea Ballerini to be having the success she enjoys today, it is at least in part due to those who went before her.

In a recent interview, Kelsea Ballerini and other women in entertainment took a moment to thank the women who are their role models. She specifically shouts-out Shania Twain for her work trailblazing in country music.

Kelsea Ballerini Thanks Shania Twain

During the interview, Kelsea Ballerini talks about how important Shania Twain’s work was. Both artists are country-pop crossover artists and certainly excel at their profession. Shania Twain’s career speaks for itself, but it was likely a long hard road to get to where she is now.

So, in Kelsea Ballerini’s remarks about the country-pop singer that she idolizes, she says she is an inspiration. She wanted to pass on her appreciation to Shania Twain.

“Thousands and thousands of women to be bold and be brave and be sassy and do it with grace and do it with authority. You are, to me, the epitome of a true artist and a girls girl, and I look up to you in every way. Getting to know you the last few years has been one of the biggest honors of my career.”

Shania Twain is certainly an excellent person to be looking up to for musical purposes and life in general. Kelsea Ballerini will do her best to follow in her footsteps. Hopefully, their friendship will continue to blossom, and perhaps country fans will get another song featuring both of the music stars.