Kelsea Ballerini dropped her third studio album, Kelsea, at midnight on March 20.
In addition to penning every track on the new project—much like her 2015 debut album, The First Time, and 2017 sophomore album, Unapologetically—Kelsea serves as the co-producer on her new album. Kelsea marks the first time Kelsea has assumed the role of co-producer on one of her albums.
“This is the first album that I’ve gotten to co-produce,” says Kelsea to Nash Country Daily. “I’ve written everything for all of my albums, but I really dug in a little bit more as a songwriter on this one. I’m really proud of it . . . I’m more invested in this album. Not only did I write it all, but I was part of bringing it to life in the studio, too, which is the full journey of the songs.”
Kelsea’s new 13-track offering includes two collaborations: “The Other Girl” featuring Halsey and “Half of My Hometown” featuring fellow east Tennessee native Kenny Chesney, which you can listen to below.
photos: Kenny Chesney by E.M., AFF-USA.com; Kelsea Ballerini by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com