All hail Kelsea Ballerini, who's busting up Nashville's boys club, following Carrie Underwood's footsteps and hanging out with Taylor Swift: "I want to be the one who swings the pendulum."

When the phone rang, Kelsea Balllerini braced herself for the news. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter was awaiting word from her label about her debut single, "Love Me Like You Mean It," which appeared to be headed to the top of Billboard's Country Airplay chart.

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