Kelsea Ballerini Completes Work on Third Studio Album
Kelsea Ballerini has finished the recording process for her upcoming third studio album.
The "Miss Me More" singer turned to Instagram on Sunday (July 28) to share a series of pictures of herself at the beach in Florida with some of her collaborators, celebrating the completion of the new tracks.
"I have no words left for this caption because we wrote them all these last 3 days, and the last 2 years leading up," Ballerini writes to accompany the fun snaps. "So to put it simply, kb3 is done."
From the looks of the photos, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter and recent Grand Ole Opry inductee has changed her approach for the new album. She worked with producers Jason Massey and Forest Glen Whitehead on her debut album, The First Time, in 2015 and continued to work with them with the additions of Jimmy Robbins and the Chainsmokers on her sophomore effort, Unapologetically, which was released in 2017. The pictures she posted from the beach show Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman, who are two of Nashville's top songwriters and producers, as well as ace songwriter Nicolle Galyon.
The singer — whose most recent single, "Miss Me More," reached No. 1 on the Mediabase singles chart in June of 2019 — worked with an all-star cast of collaborators to write the songs for her upcoming album, which so far has no title or official release date.
"It's been so much fun to get in the room with people that I've looked up to forever, like Ryan Tedder and Julia Michaels and Ed Sheeran," Ballerini told a group of reporters in June (quote via PopCulture.com). "It's really fun to be able to write with other artists too. I haven't really done that before and so you're in the room and they have the perspective of what it's going to be like on stage, and how you're going to be able to communicate it in interviews, and all that stuff."
Ballerini spent part of the year in 2019 on the road for her Miss Me More Tour with Brett Young, and she's returning to co-host CMA Fest: The Music Event of Summer with Thomas Rhett, with Bobby Bones joining in this year. That show is set to air on Aug. 4 at 8PM ET on ABC.
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