Kelsea Ballerini Has Been Writing With Ed Sheeran + Others for Album No. 3
As Kelsea Ballerini enjoys the success of her current single, "Miss Me More," the singer is also gearing up for her next project. According to Broadway's Electric Barnyard, fans won't have to wait too long to hear Ballerini's third studio album, and in fact, a new single could be shared "in a couple months."
"Yeah! I mean, I put vocals on the next single yesterday," she explained. "We're full steam ahead."
Over the past several months, Ballerini has been spotted hanging out with artists like Halsey and Julia Michaels, and has even done some karaoke with Ed Sheeran. The singer says one of the exciting parts about preparing for her third record has been getting the chance to spend time with other artists she admires, and even working together with them on writing some songs.
"Whether they're collaborations or not I won't say, but I definitely have songs that I've co-written with [Sheeran], and with [Michaels], and with Ryan Tedder. I think there's a different kind of element to when you're actually writing a song with another artist," Ballerini continues, adding that she values the added insight of fellow performers. "Because they have the same kind of perspective that you do. They think, like, 'How is this gonna translate in an arena? How is this gonna translate on the radio?'
"So there are collaborations on the next record that I'm really excited about," she concludes.
As Nashville begins its 2019 CMA Fest, Ballerini is gearing up for a busy week. In addition to a stacked schedule of performances, she will co-host the CMA Fest TV special with Thomas Rhett for the third consecutive year. In 2019, country radio DJ Bobby Bones will join the pair as co-host.
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