Kelsea Ballerini is a storyteller through and through, using music to often share her thoughts. She’s written many songs, including her hits “Peter Pan,” “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Miss Me More,” “I Hate Love Songs” and more.
As her evolution as a writer continues, the Tennessee native is giving poetry a try, finding that sometimes words just don’t fit with music.
“I’ve realized that some feelings can’t be turned into a song, so I’ve started writing poems. Just like my songs, they talk about what it’s like to be twenty-something trying to navigate a wildly beautiful and broken world.”
Her collection of poems has been turned into a new book called Feel Your Way Through. The book will debut on November 16, 2021 and will published as a Ballantine Hardcover by Ballantine—an imprint of Random House.
Ballerini had a hand in everything to do with Feel Your Way Through, even designing the pastel cover art.
The collection is just one of many accomplishments for the songstress so far this year. She recently debuted “I Quit Drinking,” a collaboration with LANY’s Paul Klein. The song earned more than 11 million streams in its first two weeks. Her current single, “half of my hometown,” featuring Kenny Chesney is climbing the country radio charts. And later this year, Ballerini will join the Jonas Brothers as direct support on their The Remember This Tour.