Kelsea Ballerini Looks Back on Attending the CMA Music Festival as a Fan

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Kelsea Ballerini is one of the hottest new stars appearing at this weekend’s CMA Music Festival, but it wasn’t that long ago she was waiting in line to meet her heroes at the annual event.

Kelsea tells ABC Radio, “I came to CMA Fest twice as a fan, and the first year, I waited in line to meet Taylor Swift and Lady A, and waited in line for, like, hours.”

On Friday morning, Kelsea will host a fan club breakfast in Nashville to share some stories and songs with her biggest followers. Kelsea has hosted the party for the past few years.

She adds, “It’s cool to see every year it grow a little bit. It’s my favorite part of the year, and so I’m really looking forward to it.”

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