Kelsey Hart Drops Debut Album, ‘Life With You,’ Ahead Of Opry Debut

Hart has A LOT to celebrate, including the release of his album, performances at CMA Fest, and a dream-come-true Grand Ole Opry debut.

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Lauren Jo Black

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May 31, 2024

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Kelsey Hart; Photo by Robby Klein

Rising star Kelsey Hart is celebrating the release of his debut album, Life With You, which dropped today via Curb Records. 

Hart co-wrote nine of the album’s 15 tracks, including the viral title track, which not only served as his first dance song at his wedding but also stands as his current radio single. “Life With You” immediately resonated with fans, garnered tens of millions of views, and attracted thousands of new followers within days.

Upon its release, “Life With You” made a splash on the charts, debuting in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Digital Songs Chart and quickly gaining momentum on social media, earning a spot among Spotify’s Viral Top 50. It also claimed the No. 1 position on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Weekend Countdown and it continues to climb the Country radio charts. 

Hart collaborated with several acclaimed Nashville songwriters on this project, including Josh Thompson, Ashley Gorley, Adam Craig, Hunter Phelps, Michael Hardy, and more. Plus, the late Kyle Jacobs contributed to the project with the song “My Daddy’s Fault.” (See below for a complete track list). 

Kelsey Hart will celebrate the release of Life With You by performing in his home state of Kentucky at the Clay County Days Festival in Manchester tonight, May 31.

Kelsey Hart; Photo by Robby Klein
Kelsey Hart; Photo by Robby Klein

Next week, he will return to Nashville for CMA Fest, where he’s set to deliver performances of tracks off his debut LP. Fans can catch Kelsey Hart performing for free at the Good Molecules Reverb Stage at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Broadway in downtown Nashville on Sunday, June 9. Before his headline performance, he’ll be hosting a VIP Fan Party on Friday, June 7. Additionally, he’ll be joining labelmates Lee Brice, Dylan Scott, Hannah Ellis, and others for a special one-night-only concert event commemorating 60 years of Curb Records, set for Thursday, June 6 at Ascend Amphitheater

The excitement doesn’t stop there because the breakout singer/songwriter will make his debut at the Grand Ole Opry on June 28. 

“I can’t even put into words how I felt when I got the call that this was gonna happen. In 2012, I watched my first Opry show, and I told myself one day I would stand in that circle. Here we are 12 years later, and it’s actually happening!” he shared. “I can’t wait to mark this one off the bucket list. Hope to see y’all there!

Kelsey Hart - Life With You
Kelsey Hart – Life With You

Life With You Track Listing:

1. “Burn My Summer” (Ryan Beaver, Kelley Lovelace, Andy Sheridan, Brad Clawson)

2. “4×4” (Blake Bollinger, Kelsey Hart, Mason Thornley)

3. “Without You In It” (Kyle Schlienger, Kelsey Hart, Scott Stepakoff)

4. “Flannel” (Matt Alderman, Lalo Guzman, Josh Thompson)

5. “Man Down” (Ashley Gorley, Taylor Phillips, Michael Hardy, Ben Johnson)

6. “Drink About Me” (Matt Rogers, Ben Stennis)

7. “Life With You” (Kyle Schlienger, Kelsey Hart, Scott Stepakoff)

8. “Zebco” (Kelsey Hart, Chris LaCorte, Mason Thornley, Blake Bollinger)

9. “Better By The Beer” (Kelsey Hart, Matt Alderman, Thomas Archer, Blake Bollinger)

10.“My Daddy’s Fault” (Kelsey Hart, Phillip Lammonds, Kyle Jacobs)

11.“Like You Leaving” (Nate Kenyon, Kelsey Hart, Blake Bollinger)

12.“Put It On The Map” (Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Taylor Phillips, Ben Johnson)

13.“6-Pack Gone” (Kelsey Hart, Joe Clemmons, Mason Thornley)

14.“Missin’ You” (Adam Craig, Chris Utley, John Pierce)

15.“Country In Business” (Blake Bollinger, Kelsey Hart, Mason Thornley)

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.