Kelsea Ballerini Announces Eponymous Third Studio Album
After teasing the project for months, Kelsea Ballerini has finally revealed details surrounding her long-awaited new album. The superstar shared…
Kelsea Ballerini; Publicity Photo
After teasing the project for months, Kelsea Ballerini has finally revealed details surrounding her long-awaited new album.
The superstar shared the news Wednesday via Instagram stories, officially announcing the album’s title, Kelsea, and release date, March 20.
Ballerini first revealed the exciting news to fans Wednesday afternoon at a “pop up fan event” in Nashville, where, according to social media posts, she confirmed that the project will include 13 tracks.
Fans were reportedly treated to Chick-fil-A and custom Kelsea cupcakes and had the chance to grab a photo with the “Homecoming Queen” singer.
During the invitation-only event, Ballerini also revealed the album’s cover art, which features a wrap-around photo of Kelsea lying on the grass in a dress.
Kelsea drops just days before the just-announced premiere of CMT Crossroads featuring the Tennessee native and pop singer, Halsey. Catch a sneak peek of the show HERE.
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