Kelsea Ballerini’s legendary new era has begun.
The country star dropped her new single “Legends” Wednesday (6/7) morning just hours before she performs it live for the first-time ever on the 2017 CMT Music Awards.
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She reveals to CMT’s Cody Alan in an exclusive interview why she’s “excited to share the next chapter” of her story.
“I wrote [‘Legends’] about a breakup, and now it is so not about a breakup for me anymore,” Kelsea says. “I wrote it in this nostalgic point of view, kind of reflecting on something that was beautiful at one time. And now listening to it being so far past the breakup, it’s now kind of about my fans and it’s about my fiancé and it’s about all these different things you can look back on and find a lot of beauty in. It’s not even necessarily a breakup song for me anymore. It’s kind of all these different things, which is awesome.”
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When I wrote this song, I knew it was the beginning of the next chapter. And while I hope you hear your own story of love or loss and the lyrics bring you to your own place of nostalgia, I also hope you hear our story. Over the last 3 years, you and I have fought for each other. We've shown up for each other. We've been neon in grey crowds. We've written our own story. We were legends. And that is why it only makes sense that we start chapter two together, you and me. Thank you for everything. My brand new single, Legends, will be available tomorrow. Kels
The singer also reveals “Legends” is only the first taste of new music she’ll be dropping in the next few months. More new music will “come out in a couple of different phases,” exclusively revealing she’ll release two addition songs in August.
Watch Kelsea perform “Legends” tonight (6/7) on the CMT Music Awards, airing live from Nashville at 8.7c on CMT.