Published : Friday, 21 Jan 2011, 12:56 PM EST
(WTNH) - The face of Country Music was undergoing a profound shift in direction the year Veronica Ballestrini was born. That year was 1991, and the country genre was rapidly evolving into a more accessible, pop-friendly format in the millennium's last decade. A new generation was growing up on a steady diet of superstars like Garth, Shania, LeAnn and Faith. Now, nearly 20 years later, the guise of country is changing once again, this time behind the youthful exuberance of female artists like Taylor, Carrie, Kellie and... Veronica.
Veronica Ballestrini might not be the household name that our modern American Idol-era industry is capable of producing overnight - - yet. But there's no doubt that Veronica is well on her way to mastering the art of our new media age and bringing a legion of fans with her in the process.