Watch the Live Debut of Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey’s New Duet ‘The Other Girl’

Kelsea Ballerini teamed up with pop superstar Halsey for an episode of CMT Crossroads, and the network is teasing fans…

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Andrew Wendowski

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March 19, 2020

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Kelsea Ballerini teamed up with pop superstar Halsey for an episode of CMT Crossroads, and the network is teasing fans with a final sneak peek of the show before its premiere on March 25.

In a just-released clip, fans can watch Ballerini and Halsey join forces on their collaborative new track “The Other Girl.” The performance marks the live debut of the song.

“The Other Girl” was co-written by Ballerini, Shane Mcanally and Ross Copperman and can be found on Ballerini’s brand new album, kelsea.

“I was doing a ton of writing on the road while I was opening for Keith Urban and I love the idea of having a female collab, a female duet cause you don’t see it a lot and I just think it’s so powerful when two women powerhouses come together,” Ballerini explained in an Instagram live stream Thursday night (March 19).

Ballerini explained that the two female superstars became buddies after Halsey performed at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tenn. She later wrote a song that she wanted Halsey’s vocals on, so she connected with her via a FaceTime video chat while they were both in Los Angeles and asked her to come play her the song. She explained that Halsey “brought this new life to the song.”

“Well it was already perfect, so that means a lot that you say that,” Halsey replied.

Halsey explained to fans that they were both at really good places in their lives, so they were able to draw inspiration from “old hurt” with “The Other Girl.”

Fans can stream/purchase Ballerini’s third studio album, kelsea, HERE.

The superstar’s full CMT Crossroads episode will air on March 25 at 10 PM ET/PT on CMT.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a self-taught entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.