Today, two-time GRAMMY® Award nominated and multiple ACM and CMA Award winning multiplatinum songwriter, producer and author Kelsea Ballerini has surprised fans with the announcement of her anxiously awaited fourth studio album, and one of the year’s most anticipated country albums, SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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Set to debut on September 23, 2022, SUBJECT TO CHANGE is available for pre-order/pre-save/pre-add HERE with exclusive merchandise dropping at her official store HERE. The album marks her first full-length since 2020 when she unveiled the gold-selling kelsea and its acclaimed stripped-down companion ballerini. Kelsea is credited as a songwriter for every song on the album and solo wrote track 14, “MARILYN.” She collaborated with co-producers Julian Bunetta [Harry Styles, Maroon 5] and Shane McAnally [Kacey Musgraves, Kenny Chesney] as well as Alysa Vanderheym [Lady A, Gone West] and Jesse Frasure [Kane Brown, Little Big Town] on select tracks.
Kelsea personally broke the news of the record’s arrival on her social media with a personal and emotionally charged post. Check it out HERE.
To herald the album, she just shared new song and music video “LOVE IS A COWBOY.” Listen to “LOVE IS A COWBOY” HERE. Watch the music video for “LOVE IS A COWBOY” HERE. Produced by Jesse Frasure, the track hinges on dusty guitar and airy production as she delivers a vivid story through the verses before carrying an instantly unforgettable and undeniable hook. The accompanying visual continues what’s become a tradition of cinematic videos for Kelsea as it invites listeners into the world of SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Check out the full tracklisting below.
She initially paved the way for the record with the buzzing “HEARTFIRST.” It has already amassed over 45 million streams, while she just shared the cinematic music video for the song last week with its broadcast premiere on CMT. “HEARTFIRST” continues to make waves as it is Top 30 and climbing at Country Radio. She also just delivered a show-stopping performance of the single on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! In case you missed it, watch it HERE.
The multi-platinum country superstar was also recently named the newest face of COVERGIRL. She will be joining the brand in a multi-year partnership and is set to launch a cosmetic collaboration with the brand next year.
Experience SUBJECT TO CHANGE and more from Kelsea Ballerini this year.
1. “SUBJECT TO CHANGE”
2. “THE LITTLE THINGS”
3. “I CAN’T HELP MYSELF”
4. “IF YOU GO DOWN” (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO)
5. “LOVE IS A COWBOY”
6. “MUSCLE MEMORY”
7. “I GUESS THEY CALL IT FALLIN’”
10. “WALK IN THE PARK”
12. “YOU’RE DRUNK, GO HOME”
13. “DOIN’ MY BEST”
15. “WHAT I HAVE”
About Kelsea Ballerini
Kelsea Ballerini has consistently made history. With the release of her debut album The First Time (Black River), she became “the only female country artist to hit #1 with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album.” She has logged four back-to-back Top 10 entries on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, including the platinum-selling The First Time , gold-selling Unapologetically , platinum-selling kelsea , and ballerini . With 25 certifications from the RIAA to date, her catalog boasts a string of essential smashes such as the double-platinum “Miss Me More” and “Peter Pan,” the platinum “hole in the bottle” with Shania Twain, the gold-selling “I Quit Drinking” with LANY and the recently certified platinum “half of my hometown” feat. Kenny Chesney, which marked Kelsea’s seventh #1. Among dozens of accolades thus far, she has garnered two GRAMMY® Award nominations, won two ACM Awards, two CMA Awards, took home the iHeartRadio Music Awards honor for “Best New Artist,” and received multiple career nominations from the ACM Awards, American Music Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Awards and People’s Choice Awards. Most recently, Kelsea led the field for 2022 CMT Music Awards nominations with three nominations for “Video of The Year,” “Collaborative Video of The Year” and “CMT Performance of The Year.” She also earned a nomination for “Music Event of the Year” for the 2022 ACM Awards as both artist and producer of “half of my hometown” feat. Kenny Chesney. This marked Kelsea’s first ACM nomination as a producer. She concluded 2021 as the “#3 most-played female artist on country radio” and CMT “Artist of the Year” in addition to picking up “Musical Event of the Year” and “Video of the Year” at the CMA Awards for the gold-certified “half of my hometown” feat. Kenny Chesney. On April 11th, Kelsea co-hosted the CMT Awards on CBS nationwide. Expanding her sphere of influence, she released her first original book of poetry Feel Your Way Through, and Dolly Parton tapped her to star in the audiobook of Run, Rose, Run. It’s no wonder NPR proclaimed, “Kelsea Ballerini is definitely one of the most influential women in country right now… she’s defining the sound of the genre.” She also was inducted as a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry in 2019. At the time, she notably was the Opry’s youngest member, in its nearly 100-year history, since being founded in 1925. Kelsea Ballerini is ready to continue making history in 2022 and beyond.