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Ballerini announces debut - of poetry collection

Thursday, June 24, 2021 – Kelsea Ballerini will publish her debut poetry collection, "Feel Your Way Through," on Nov. 16.

The book will be on Ballantine Hardcover by Ballantine, an imprint of Random House. The jacket image, painted by Ballerini, was also revealed.

Ballerini opens up about everything from family dynamics, relationships and body image to confidence, self-love, sexuality and the lessons of youth she's picked up along the way.

"I've realized that some feelings can't be turned into a song, so I've started writing poems," she said. "Just like my songs, they talk about what it's like to be twenty-something trying to navigate a wildly beautiful and broken world."

Ballerini's current single is "half of my hometown," featuring Kenny Chesney. Ballerini recently released the music video, which is an ode to her hometown of Knoxville, Tenn.

Ballerini is joining the Jonas Brothers on The Remember This Tour later this summer.


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