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Ballerini, Maddie & Tae, Marvel offer new music

Friday, September 23, 2022 – Kelsea Ballerini is out with her fourth studio album, "Subject to Change." The album marks her first full-length since 2020 with the Gold-selling "kelsea" and its stripped-down companion "ballerini." Ballerini helped write all 15 songs and wrote "MARILYN" on her album. Ballerini collaborated on "YOU'RE DRUNK, GO HOME" with Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce. Ballerini also co-produced with Julian Bunetta and Shane McAnally as well as Alysa Vanderheym and Jesse Frasure. The lead single, "HEARTFIRST," is in the Top 25.

Maddie and Tae dropped "Through the Madness Vol. 2." The first edition of the Mercury Nashville release came out in January.

Kendell Marvel released "Come On Sunshine." Produced by Beau Bedford (Paul Cauthen, Leah Blevins), executive produced by Marvel and recorded at Dallas' Modern Electric Sound Recorders, "Come On Sunshine" Chris Stapleton (vocals, electric guitar, songwriter), Dean Alexander (songwriter, background vocals), Al Anderson (songwriter), Dan Auerbach of Black Keys (songwriter), Nick Bockrath (electric guitar), Kolby Cooper (songwriter), Dan Dyer (background vocals), Devon Gilfillian (songwriter, background vocals), Josh Morningstar (songwriter), Waylon Payne (songwriter), Mickey Raphael (harmonica) and Dee White(songwriter) contributed to the disc.

Country singer Sunny Sweeney merges country and Americana on "Married Alone." Produced by Paul Cauthen and the Texas Gentlemen's Beau Bedford, "Married Alone" was recorded at Dallas's Modern Electric Sound Recorders. Vince Gill helps out with vocals on the title track.

Massachusetts singer Georgia Webster released "Chapter 1: Things We're Not Saying." The EP contains previously released tracks "I Hate Phone Calls (Long Distance Sucks)" and "Risk" featuring Jonathan Hutcherson as well as four additional tracks including "X's" and "John Mayer Songs."

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CD review - kelsea Once unheard of, more than a few of today's country queens don't necessarily stick to their own genre. Kelsea Ballerini's most streamed track by far is her collaboration with The Chainsmokers, "This Feeling." That's not to say the rest of her catalog did poorly. Ballerini scored a top five country album out of the gate with her debut in 2015. "The First Time" had great flavors of R&B and sounded very assured for a come-out roll. ...
CD review - Unapologetically It already seems like Kelsea Ballerini is a fixture on the scene, but America's barely had time to blink since her debut, "The First Time." Four major singles, a headlining tour and an armful of awards are just some of the harvest that followed. Some of that star power exceeds musical gifts - Ballerini has that insta-charm that makes her a ready TV guest or host. She's from Tennessee and smiles for miles. But she also gives off a wiser, worldlier vibe than many others of her ...
CD review - The First Time "Why do we need you? There's already a Taylor Swift." So said a Nashville record executive to a teenage Kelsea Ballerini. It undoubtedly stung at the time - but she was still in high school and had only travelled from Knoxville. Now that same executive is likely pricing a self-kicking machine. Ballerini's self-titled EP released last year scored big with a Top Ten Country single, "Love Me Like You Mean It." "The First Time," her full-sized debut, has now ...

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