Kelsea Ballerini Taps Shania Twain For Spirited New Version Of ‘Hole in the Bottle’

“Let’s go girls!” 


Lauren Jo Black

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November 13, 2020


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Kelsea Ballerini, Shania Twain; Photo Courtesy the artists

Kelsea Ballerini tapped one of her musical heroes, Shania Twain, to join her for a new version of her current single, “Hole in the Bottle” and it’s two and half minutes of pure fun.

Out now, the “Hole in the Bottle” (with Shania Twain) takes the song to a whole new level and even offers a nod to Twain’s massive hit, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”

“They say don’t meet your heroes…unless your hero is Shania Twain…then meet her, know her, and make music with her,” Ballerini shared. “She’s inspired me in every way and has become a mentor and friend and added some major sass and spice to hole in the bottle the way only Shania could.”

“Kelsea and I have had some fun laughs together over the last couple of years! She joined me on stage back in 2017 when I headlined Stagecoach and we’ve had a chance to catch up over a glass of wine a couple of times since,” Twain said. “We’ve also sent pieces of songs back and forth to each other and I have to say, she’s an incredible raw talent. I love ‘hole in the bottle,’ it really speaks to my own sense of humor and it was so cool to get to do it with a friend.”

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Ballerini and Twain teased the boozy collaboration on social media for several days before its release, going back and forth with various references to each other.

On Wednesday, Ballerini made the official announcement with her CMA Awards performance by closing her set with the words “let’s go girls.” She later shared the news on social media, revealing that the song would be released the following night.

Click above to listen to “Hole in the Bottle” with Shania Twain.

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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.