Kelsea Ballerini will release her third studio album, Kelsea, on March 20.
In addition to penning every track on the upcoming project—much like her 2015 debut album, The First Time, and 2017 sophomore album, Unapologetically—Kelsea serves as the co-producer on her new album. Kelsea marks the first time Kelsea has assumed the role of co-producer on one of her albums.
To celebrate the album’s release this week, Kelsea planned to hit the road for 21 days as she made the media rounds to some of her favorite TV shows and radio stations.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic is putting the kibosh on her plans.
“I just want y’all to know that this release week is going to look pretty different that I had hoped and planned for,” said Kelsea via Instagram. “I wanted there to be so many face to face opportunities to perform these songs for you for the first time and hug as many of you as humanly possible. Unfortunately, due to the current global situation we aren’t able to do many of the things I had up my sleeve. We spent so much time trying to plan the biggest release for this album as possible. I had 21 days of straight travel planned to visit my favorite TV shows and radio stations and see you guys along the way, but what I care most about is getting this album to you and keeping everyone safe in the process. I know music can bring some peace and joy when everything feels a bit out of control. I hope my music can help bring that to you. I promise to find ways to re-imagine our surprises and plans as soon as it’s safe.”
In the lead up to the album’s release, Kelsea has already shared a few tracks, including lead single “Homecoming Queen,” “Club” and “LA.”