Kelsea Ballerini remains to be using the excessive from her newest No. 1 hit at nation radio, a duet with Kenny Chesney known as “Half of My Hometown.” It is her seventh chart-topping hit, and the singer just lately shared that it is her favourite of all of them, as a result of it speaks so personally to the difficult emotions she has about loving — and leaving — her hometown of Knoxville, Tenn.
However on the pink carpet earlier than the 2022 Grammy Awards on Sunday evening (April 3), Ballerini was looking forward to what’s subsequent: She advised Laverne Cox, for E! Information On-line, that she’s switching issues up for her subsequent submission to nation radio, which comes out on Thursday (April 7).
“[Half of My Hometown] was, like, very songwriter, about my hometown, ballad. This one is the opposite facet,” the singer shares. “It is, like, a bop: Breezy, home windows down, go for a drive, get proper.”
On Twitter, Ballerini just lately teased her new track, “Heartfirst,” with a picture of a dreamy blue background, the track’s title and her identify stylized within the form of a coronary heart within the heart. In keeping with the teaser picture, she co-wrote the track with Little Massive City‘s Karen Fairchild and songwriter Alysa Vanderheym.
On the Grammys, Ballerini offered the award for Greatest Nation Album with actor Anthony Mackie, who’s additionally her co-host on the upcoming CMT Music Awards.