Kelsea Ballerini Announces Reimagined Version Of Latest Album

Kelsea Ballerini surprised fans with the announcement of a reimagined version of her third studio album, kelsea. Releasing on September…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 2, 2020


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Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Peggy Sirota

Kelsea Ballerini surprised fans with the announcement of a reimagined version of her third studio album, kelsea.

Releasing on September 11, the new project, dubbed, ballerini, will showcase the album’s original 13 tracks in an all-new way.

“The same songs from the same heart, just told in a different way,” the Tennessee native explained in the announcement clip. “Introducing, ballerini, the other side of the same story.”

Minutes after the announcement, the singer/songwriter released “club (ballerini album version).” The release showcases a stripped-down, piano-driven version of the song. Click below to listen.

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The announcement comes just days after the release of Ballerini’s new music video for her latest single, “Hole In the Bottle.” Click HERE to watch.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.