Kelsea Ballerini was given the "best advice" from her famous friend Taylor Swift.

Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini

The country music star's career has been compared to that of the 'Shake It Off' singer - even their respective new albums 'Unapologetically' and 'Reputation' will be released within a week of each other in November - and they have remained close friends.

Speaking to Billboard magazine at the iHeart Radio Music Festival, she said: "[Taylor]'s just really good at being yourself... That's always been her advice -- go with your gut, go with your heart, follow that and not anything else."

The two stars are still close after a number of years, and Kelsea described her as "amazing" and incredibly supportive.

She added "I was just texting with her today! She's amazing and she's supportive. We're obviously in different genres now, but we're both songwriters at heart and root each other on."

Meanwhile, Taylor's highly anticipated upcoming album 'Reputation' is still under wraps, but her friend Jaime King has admitted she's listened to it whilst out and about.

She told Entertainment Tonight: "I was just playing it in the car earlier and my son, [three-year-old] James, was like, 'Lele! That's godmama. It's godmama!' It's so funny. It's just so funny. It's good. [She's giving fans] the real. That's her thing. It's really, really good. Yeah, she is the baddest broad."

It comes after a source claimed Taylor is "overhauling her image" with her new music.

One source said: "The single is very different. It goes from very soft, to hard, to soft again. Taylor is overhauling her image."

Whilst another insider added: "It doesn't sound like anything she's done before. It's a little unusual. She plays around with new sounds each album cycle, but this one in particular stands out."

And Taylor was being "very secretive" about the whole thing.

The insider shared: "She's being very secretive about it, but it's going to be a really good one."

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