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Kelsea Ballerini Says Country Music is Not Just "The Fiddle and the Truck"

June 21, 2018

If it were up to Kelsea Ballerini, the world would know that country music is complex and real and way beyond the hayseed image that people always try to hang on it.  Quote, "Country has this stigma still of like, 'It's all about the fiddle and the truck.'  "Obviously, that's still in the roots.  

But it's about the story, and it's about the emotions of the human heart.  Not necessarily the clichés of beer, truck, dog, cheating." She's also a little annoyed with the idea that female country stars try to compete against each other. 

Quote, "I'm constantly seeing articles about 'Who's your country queen' and it makes all of us feel like there's only one spot. "So there's this weird, negative, competitive energy in the room.  That makes you feel awkward, and like you can't be their friend."