Kelsea Ballerini debuted a brand-new song on Wednesday night (February 19) during the 2020 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee. The new track, "Hole In The Bottle," is the country singer's first-ever drinking song.
"I was like how much longer can I call myself a country artist and not have a drinking song?" she shared as she introduced the new song. "So meet my drinking song."
"Hole In The Bottle" is an upbeat tune about someone going through heartache but determined to remain positive. "I won’t cry ‘bout love gone wrong / ‘Cause tears will water down this ruby red I’m sippin’ on," Ballerini sings in the second verse.
Hear Ballerini's new drinking song in the video below.
The new song is the fourth song Ballerini's shared from her upcoming self-titled album, Kelsea. The lead single from the project, "homecoming queen?" was released in September followed by "Club" and "la."
Ballerini's forthcoming record is her third studio album following 2017's Unapologetically, which included hit songs like "Legends," "I Hate Love Songs" and "Miss Me More."
The country singer says her first two albums were "safe and comfortable," and now she's excited to show fans something new.
“This time I wanted to challenge myself," she says. "I wanted to get in rooms with people who were outside of country. I wanted to get in rooms with people that are just so much better than me and learn and push myself, because why not?"
Although Ballerini is happily married to Morgan Evans, she previously revealed that her new album will actually have some of "the most heartbreaking songs."
"I think now that I'm married, it gives me such a perspective on the other relationships that failed me," she told the Tennessean. "I'm writing the most heartbreaking songs I've ever written because I understand what went wrong before now."
She continues, "I think the older I get...the more confident I feel about writing that kind of stuff. I write my songs, and I play guitar, and I write about what I'm going through. I'm just really excited to clean the slate again."
Kelsea is due out March 20, 2020.
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