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"[Nashville's] like Texas, but I can get work done, as well," says the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year nominee. "Everybody's kind of the same speed as Texans, and everybody's really nice and welcoming."
The pop superstar is currently juggling her time between the Lone Star state and a downtown Nashville condo, which sounds like a "Melrose Place" for celebrities. "Every star known to man has a condo there," she says. "[Living there] is the first step of, 'OK, I really like Nashville, but I don't know where I want to live yet, so let's live here for right now.' And then everybody ends up getting a place."
Adept at keeping her feet in both worlds, Kelly confesses she is more comfortable among fellow country stars than those in the rock world. "I do love pop music, but I think I have more of a Southern mentality. Even just emotionally, I'm more that girl. So I get along better with the Mirandas and the Blakes and the Jennifers and Rebas."
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