Finding a sonic connection between Top 40 pop and modern country, the all-star duo dig deep into Halsey’s propulsive hit, trading verses with seamless charisma in front of a huge, outdoor crowd. Halsey begins the rhythmic standout before Ballerini jumps in to lend her shimmering voice to track, all about chasing a doomed relationship until there’s nowhere left for it to go. With the pair singing and grooving toe-to-toe, the performance was filmed in front of a massive audience in downtown Nashville at the Ascend Amphitheatre, marking the 70th CMT Crossroads episode to date.
Halsey’s Gold-certified “Graveyard” was released last September as the first single off her just released third album, Maniac, and Ballerini plans to drop the track “la” this Friday (January 24). You can catch the full episode of CMT Crossroads: Halsey & Kelsea Ballerini on March 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.