Kelsea Ballerini’s ‘Hole In the Bottle’ Is Too Much Fun

Kelsea Ballerini isn’t letting a little heartache get her down in her just-released track, “Hole In the Bottle.” Her first…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 28, 2020


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Kelsea Ballerini isn’t letting a little heartache get her down in her just-released track, “Hole In the Bottle.”

Her first drinking song, “Hole In a Bottle” is an upbeat country/pop number that finds the superstar drowning her sorrows in a bottle of red wine.

“There’s a hole in the bottle leaking all this wine/ It’s already empty and it ain’t even supper time/ Honey, no, I don’t miss him/ In fact, it slipped my mind/ There’s a hole in the bottle of wine,” she sings throughout the catchy chorus.

Sonically, “Hole In the Bottle” is a bit different from anything in Ballerini’s repertoire, but it’s not too far of a departure from her signature sound. Her fans will likely embrace the song and she has the potential to gain a few new fans along the way with this one.

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Destinated to be a hit at country radio, “Hole In the Bottle” is the latest taste of new music from the superstar’s third studio album, Kelsea. Out March 20, the 13-track collection is Ballerini’s “favorite body of music yet.” The album features her latest radio single, “Homecoming Queen,” as well as the previously released tracks “Club” and “LA.” Also included in the mix is “The Other Girl,” a duet with pop singer Halsey, and “Half of My Hometown,” featuring Kenny Chesney.

Kelsea drops March 20 and is available for pre-order now.

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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.