Country star Kelsea Ballerini reveals her dream music artist collaboration

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If you think this weekend's must-see music event was Coachella, think again. A combination of beach, sand, and sun, Tortuga Music Festival was the place to be.

The festival brings together some of the biggest names in country music for three days, including artists like Tim McGraw, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blake Shelton, and more.

One of the most anticipated artists to play at Tortuga was none other than Kelsea Ballerini. Ballerini signed her first deal at age 19, released her debut single 'Love Me Like You Mean It" in 2014, and has already skyrocketed to the top of the country music scene.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 17: Chase Bryant performs on April 17, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 17: Elle King performs during the Tortuga Music Festival on April 17, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 17: Thomas Rhett is onstage during Tortuga Music Festival on April 17, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 16: Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrtd performs onstage during the Tortuga Music Festival on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 16: Sam Hunt performs onstage during the Tortuga Music Festival on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 16: Sam Hunt performs onstage during Tortuga Music Festival on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 15: Kip Moore is onstage during Tortuga Music Festival on April 15, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 15: Cam performs during the Tortuga Music Festival on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 15: Kristian Bush performs on April 15, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 15: Fans at Tortuga Music Festival on April 15, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 15: Fans at Tortuga Music Festival on April 15, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 15: Atmosphere during the Tortuga Music Festival on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 15: Dierks Bentley performs onstage during Tortuga Music Festival on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 12: Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry performs onstage at the 2nd day of The Tortuga Music Festival on April 12, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 12: Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry performs onstage at the 2nd day of The Tortuga Music Festival on April 12, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 11: General view of fans attend the Tortuga Music Festival on April 11, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 17: Michael Franti of Michael Franti & Spearhead performs during the Tortuga Music Festival on April 17, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 17: Brian Lancaster and Jared Hampton of Lanco perform on April 17, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 17: Thomas Rhett is onstage during Tortuga Music Festival on April 17, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 17: Joe Nichols is onstage during Tortuga Music Festival on April 17, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 16: Kallie North of Muddy Magnolias performs on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 16: Jessy Wilson of Muddy Magnolias performs on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 16: Kelsea Ballerini performs on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 16: Courtney Cole performs on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 16: Drew Baldridge performs on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 16: Tim McGraw performs onstage during the Tortuga Music Festival on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 15: Kristian Bush performs during the Tortuga Music Festival on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 15: Randy Houser performs during the Tortuga Music Festival on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 15: Dierks Bentley performs during the Tortuga Music Festival on April 16, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 12: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town performs onstage at the 2nd day of The Tortuga Music Festival on April 12, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/WireImage)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 12: Zac Brown performs onstage at the 2nd day of The Tortuga Music Festival on April 12, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/WireImage)
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We got a chance to speak to Ballerini at Tortuga Music Festival about everything from her favorite country artists to her songwriting process and more.

"I love that there's other genres mixed in!" Ballerini said of the festival, "So it's not ALL country, but it's a country-heavy festival"

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Her dream music collaboration? Gavin Degraw. Ballerini has aimed to have at least one song on each album that includes a musical collaboration, but she didn't get to make one happen for her last record. She's going to try to double up on her next one.

"I just try to write from life. As a songwriter, that's what made me start to write songs -- a lot of life was happening and I needed an outlet," Ballerini said of her songwriting process. "That's what I've tried to keep my heartbeat at."

The Tortuga Music Festival took place next to the picturesque B Ocean Hotel & Resort in Fort Lauderdale. For more information about the hotel, click here.

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