Releases

  1. Unapologetically - Cover Art

    Nov 3, 2017

    Unapologetically

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    Graveyard
    03:46
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    Miss Me More
    03:12
    3
    Get Over Yourself
    03:20
    4
    Roses
    02:57
    5
    Machine Heart
    03:09
    6
    In Between
    03:29
    7
    High School
    03:55
    8
    End of the World
    03:28
    9
    I Hate Love Songs
    03:11
    10
    Unapologetically
    03:38
    11
    Music
    03:23
    12
    Legends
    04:03
  2. Legends - Single - Cover Art

    Jun 7, 2017

    Legends - Single

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    Legends
    03:57
  3. Love Song to the Earth - Single - Cover Art

    Sep 4, 2015

    Love Song to the Earth - Single

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    Love Song to the Earth
    03:51
  4. Love Me Like You Mean It - Single - Cover Art

    Aug 28, 2015

    Love Me Like You Mean It - Single

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    Love Me Like You Mean It
    Lyrics

    Love Me Like You Mean It

    “Love Me Like You Mean It”
    Kelsea Ballerini / Josh Kerr / Forest Glen Whitehead / Lance Carpenter
    
    Oh, hey, boy with your hat back | Mmm, I kinda like that | If you wanna walk my way, Imma shoot you straight up | Show me what you’re made of | I don’t have time to waste on the boys That are playing the games Of leavin’ the girls cryin’ out in the rain | So tell me, baby, do you got what it takes?
    
    // If you’re gonna hold me, hold me like I’m leaving | If you’re gonna kiss me, kiss me like you need it | Baby, if you’re not your best get to leaving | If you’re gonna love me, love me like you mean it | If you’re gonna talk the talk you better walk it | If you wanna keep me, keep me like you lost it | If you’re gonna say it, make me believe it | If you’re gonna love me, boy | Love me like you mean it, yeah //
    
    Oh, hey, I’ve had my share of losers, liars and users Looking for a heart to break | So if you’re like that, well, take a step back ‘Cause I don’t have time to waste on the boys That are playing the games Of leavin’ the girls cryin’ out in the rain | So tell me, baby, are you just crazy or crazy over me?
    
    © 2014 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / Songs of Parallel / HPRD Publishing (ASCAP) Administered by Downtown DLJ Songs (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
    
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  5. The First Time - Cover Art

    May 18, 2015

    The First Time

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    XO
    Lyrics

    XO

    “XO”
    Kelsea Ballerini / Catt Gravitt / Gerald O’Brien
    
    You might be, sittin’ here holdin’ my hand | You might be, actin’ like you’re my man | While we listen to the cover band, thinkin’ you’re a rock star | Singin’ my favorite song | Tryna’ cover up the fact that the girl from your past hasn’t been here all along
    
    // You’re still in love with your XO | And I ain’t wanna be nobody’s second best no | Stop holdin’ on to me when the truth is you can’t let go | I think we both know | I’m lookin’ in your eyes and I can see just what you’re doin’ | Baby I’m the one you’re losin’, you can’t help but you keep choosin’ Your XO //
    
    well, I might be platinum blonde, but I ain’t dumb | Baby I see, you’re here with me but you ain’t moved on | I’m sittin’ in the middle of a flame still burnin’ And boy I ain’t your match | You can stop all the pretendin’ ‘cause when this night’s endin’ You’re still gonna want her back
    
    © 2015 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / Syd and Sophie Songs (ASCAP/SOCAN)/ KyeCatt Music (ASCAP) / Songs of Razor and Tie (ASCAP) administered by Razor & Tie Music Publishing, LLC. / Ink Pen Mama (SESAC) / Tunes of R and T Direct (SESAC). administered by Razor & Tie Music Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.  Used by permission.
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    Peter Pan
    Lyrics

    Peter Pan

    “Peter Pan”
    Kelsea Ballerini / Forest Glen Whitehead / Jesse Lee
    
    The smile, the charm, the words, the spark Everything you had it | guess I had a naive heart | ‘Cause boy, I let you have it, you said I was your only | Never thought you’d leave me lonely | You’re just a lost boy With your head up in the clouds | You’re just a lost boy Never keep your feet on the ground
    
    // Always gonna fly away Just because you know you can | Never gonna learn there’s No such place as Neverland
    You don’t understand | you’ll never grow up | You’re never gonna be a man | Peter Pan //
    
    Deep down I knew that you were too good to be true | But every piece and part of me wanted to believe in you | Now it’s happily ever never, I guess now I know better | You’re just a lost boy With your head up in the clouds | You’re just a lost boy Never keep your feet on the ground
    
    you’re just a lost boy | yeah, I know who you are | you’re just a lost boy | you’re too busy chasing stars
    
    © 2015 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / Ole Purple Cape Music (BMI) / Honey Lee Music (BMI) administered by Ole. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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    Love Me Like You Mean It
    Lyrics

    Love Me Like You Mean It

    “Love Me Like You Mean It”
    Kelsea Ballerini / Josh Kerr / Forest Glen Whitehead / Lance Carpenter
    
    Oh, hey, boy with your hat back | Mmm, I kinda like that | If you wanna walk my way, Imma shoot you straight up | Show me what you’re made of | I don’t have time to waste on the boys That are playing the games Of leavin’ the girls cryin’ out in the rain | So tell me, baby, do you got what it takes?
    
    // If you’re gonna hold me, hold me like I’m leaving | If you’re gonna kiss me, kiss me like you need it | Baby, if you’re not your best get to leaving | If you’re gonna love me, love me like you mean it | If you’re gonna talk the talk you better walk it | If you wanna keep me, keep me like you lost it | If you’re gonna say it, make me believe it | If you’re gonna love me, boy | Love me like you mean it, yeah //
    
    Oh, hey, I’ve had my share of losers, liars and users Looking for a heart to break | So if you’re like that, well, take a step back ‘Cause I don’t have time to waste on the boys That are playing the games Of leavin’ the girls cryin’ out in the rain | So tell me, baby, are you just crazy or crazy over me?
    
    © 2014 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / Songs of Parallel / HPRD Publishing (ASCAP) Administered by Downtown DLJ Songs (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
    
    03:20
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    Square Pegs
    Lyrics

    Square Pegs

    “Square Pegs”
    kelsea Ballerini / Josh osborne / Scott Stepakoff
    
    
    What if we were all the same, same rules, same game And we weren’t allowed to change anything about anything that anybody’s ever done before | Wouldn’t that be boring? Yeah | All spinning on a ride, all walking on a line that they drew a long time ago, and you know that you don’t have to go where they go | You can go write your own story | Hey! Hey you gotta be, who you oughta be | So who do you wanna be? Oh
    
    // You can choose if you’re bad, if you’re good, if you’re left or right | Speaking your heart or speaking your mind | You can be what they say, you can be a cliché, you can tear up the box and throw it away | Everybody gotta be 
    themselves, Everybody gotta dream out loud, Everybody gotta be themselves | Square pegs make the world go ‘round //
    
    There’s a lot of open doors you can go and explore, you can always open more if you’re hitting a wall, dropping the ball Haven’t we all been down that same hallway? | So let ‘em talk and whisper, let ‘em try to fix you repaint your picture At the end of the day, it fits in your frame | Just ‘cause you’re different don’t mean you’re crazy | Hey, Hey you gotta sing, like nobody’s listening ‘Cause somebody’s listening, oh
    
    © 2015 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / One Little Indian Creek Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / Ten Ten Music (ASCAP) administered by Nettwerk One Music. All rights reserved.  Used by permission.
    
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    First Time
    Lyrics

    First Time

    “The First Time”
    Kelsea Ballerini
    
    I put on my makeup, sprayed my perfume | Sat on the front porch, waitin’ on you | Said we would catch up ‘cause it had been awhile | I hate to admit it, but my hands are shakin’ | Barely breathin’, heart is racin’ | Looks like feelings don’t always change their minds | You never called, never showed up | Guess some things never change | And just like livin’ in a flashback You’re letting me down again
    
    // That’s why the past should be the past | Far behind, back of mind, out of the way | Let the memories burn and crash ‘Cause sitting here looking at the driveway is just tearing my heart back in half Like nothing’s changed except the time that’s passed | And that’s why goodbye should mean goodbye | The first time //
    
    I should know better, i hate that i still cry | Looking like a fool here watching for headlights And kicking myself for believing in you again | I bet you’re out drinking with a new blonde And telling her whatever’s playing is her song | And helpin’ her up into your chevy instead | Even when you don’t have me You can still be the one to hurt me | It must feel good to know I’m still holdin’ on to letting go
    
    © 2014 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River). All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. 
    
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    Looking at Stars
    Lyrics

    Looking at Stars

    “Looking at Stars”
    Kelsea Ballerini / Forest Glen Whitehead / Scott Stepakoff
    
    The night is young and so are we So what you say we go and see it all for ourselves, yeah, yeah | There’s a spot i know down the road we can go Only me and you and no one else, yeah, yeah | I ain’t looking for a crowd, another night on the town | I want a one-way ticket where the creek and the crickets are the only sound
    
    // So baby, pick me up, i’ll be in the drive | Take me where the moon’s hanging in the sky | We can park it by the river Get out and throw the tailgate down, down, down | You can steal a kiss, maybe even two | Only the truck and the trees gonna see what we do | All i wanna be is wrapped in your arms Laying in the dark looking at stars //
    
    We can rename constellations while we’re making wishes Don’t it make you feel so small, yeah, yeah | We can talk about forever for a minute maybe never just kiss And say nothing at all, yeah, yeah | Baby, hurry up and get here So we can disappear | The clouds are breaking, don’t keep me waiting, Never seen a night this clear
    
    © 2014 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / Ten Ten Music Group, Inc. (ASCAP). Ten Ten Music (ASCAP) administered by Nettwerk One Music. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
    03:18
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    Sirens
    Lyrics

    Sirens

    “Sirens”
    Kelsea Ballerini / Forest Glen Whitehead / Jennifer Denmark
    
    Well, your reputation beat you to this little town | Like breaking news of the devastation that you left behind | Well, I ain’t scared of a little rain and I watched that spinning weathervane | I guess I just ain’t the running kind
    
    Ooh, ooh They all watched from windows As I ran that dark cloud down
    
    // Knew you were nothing but trouble, baby | and I’ve been sifting through the rubble lately | Should’ve listened to the, I should’ve listened to the, ooh | Wanted to dance in the eye of danger Knowing good and well I’d regret it later | I should’ve listened to the, I should’ve listened to the, ooh | Warning lights were flashing like lightning | Should’ve listened to the, I should’ve listened to the sirens... //
    
    Well I let you crumble every wall With your hell as hard as a cannon ball | ‘Cause I like the risk that’s in your reckless touch | And I’ve always had a weakness for a terrible and twisted storm | ‘Cause your kiss is an adrenaline... rush...
    
    Ooh, ooh I knew what I was chasing When I ran that dark cloud down
    
    Maybe I’ll know better the next time I hear that, ooh, ooh | Should’ve listened to the, ooh, yeah
    
    © 2015 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / Curb Songs (ASCAP) / Zuffinetti Music Publishing (ASCAP) (admin. by Curb Songs). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
    
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    Secondhand Smoke
    Lyrics

    Secondhand Smoke

    “Secondhand Smoke”
    Kelsea Ballerini / Josh Kerr / Jordyn Shellhart
    
    Sometimes you could hear a pin drop Or the ticking of the clock | Between the surface conversation No matter what they were saying They never talked, mmm | Sometimes I would hear ‘em screamin’ When they thought that I was sleepin’ | They’d just fight about whatever I don’t know if they ever had a reason | Am I the product of a problem that I couldn’t change? Got his eyes, got her hair, so do I get their mistakes?
    
    // I know that you can’t walk across a bridge That’s already burned, so what am I supposed to do? I can’t help that they chose to breathe it in | But I don’t wanna choke On that secondhand smoke //
    
    Sometimes I hear myself saying Hand-me-down words | It’s so easy to forget That he ain’t him, and I ain’t her | And when I think fighting has to end in a goodbye I wanna prove me wrong But I’m scared I’ll prove me right ‘cause
    
    Will I be better, find forever Be the one to shake the habit | Break away from broken things And rise above the ashes
    
    © 2015 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / House Of Sea Gayle Music / ASCAP (admin. By ClearBox Rights).  All rights reserved.  Used by permission.
    
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    Dibs
    Lyrics

    Dibs

    “Dibs”
    Kelsea Ballerini / Josh Kerr / Ryan Griffin / Jason Duke
    
    I know everybody wants you, that ain’t no secret | Hey baby what’s your status, and tell me are you tryin’ to keep it? | Well they can all back off, ‘cause I know what I want |And while I got your attention, did I mention?
    
    // If you got a kiss on your lips that you’re lookin’ for somebody to take (Hey!) | If you got a heart that ain’t afraid to love, ain’t afraid to break (Hey!) | If you got a Friday night free and a shotgun seat Well I’m just sayin’ I ain’t got nowhere to be | So baby I’ll take whatever it is you got to give | Yeah, I’m callin’ dibs On your lips, on your kiss, On your time  | Boy I’m callin’ dibs On your hand, on your heart, All mine //
    
    Make everybody jealous, when I take you off the market | Get my lipstick on your right cheek, ‘cause boy I gotta mark it, ooh | So they can all back off, ‘cause I know what I want | And while I got ya listenin’, c’mon and show me what I’m missin’, yeah
    
    © 2014 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / DHM Administration / Nyssa Music / Jason Duke Music (ASCAP) (admin by DHM Administration).  All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
    
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    Stilettos
    Lyrics

    Stilettos

    “Stilettos”
    Kelsea Ballerini / Forest Glen Whitehead / Kevin Savigar
    
    Go ahead and say what you’re gonna say, Give it to me straight don’t sugar coat it | Go ahead and do what you’re gonna do, We’re already done I already know it | So you can take your new blonde out to get your drink on For everyone to see | But you don’t get to get to me
    
    // I wear my pain like my stilettos As bad as it may hurt, no, you’ll never know | I keep walking with my head up putting on a show And frontin’ like nothing is wrong | I talk the talk like I’m a tough girl ‘Cause there ain’t room for weakness in a rough world That keeps saying you’re never enough girl, yeah | When you get burned you learn to be strong | I wear my pain like my stilettos //
    
    I ain’t stayin’ down tonight I’m goin’ out, yeah, even if I have to fake it | A little black dress to cover my mess so you won’t know my heart is breakin’ | I pull myself together from the fallout of forever for everyone to see | oh You don’t get to get to me
    
    © 2015 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / Verse Music Group / Savigar Strikes Again (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
    
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    Yeah Boy
    Lyrics

    Yeah Boy

    “Yeah Boy”
    Kelsea Ballerini / Forest Glen Whitehead / Keesy Timmer
    
    Captured my attention make my heart stop and listen when you look my way | Blue jeans and a ball cap thinking that you’re all that and i’m thinking the same | You got that something in your eyes, i think about it all the time | If you ever wonder if i wanna make you mine...
    
    // Yeah boy, I’m digging what you’re doing | Yeah boy, I’m trying to keep it cool but you’re making it hard I’m wishing your arms were wrapping me up tight | Yeah boy, you shine and you can’t even help it | Yeah boy, your eyes could make the moon jealous | And if you wanna know if I wanna be your girl tonight...Yeah boy //
    
    Every song that’s playing gets me thinking about you baby and the way you roll | So let’s put down the drop top | burn a little blacktop off of that road | Baby, what we waiting on, the stars are out the night is young | If you wanna know if i wanna go and get gone...
    
    Yeah boy, i wanna take a little ride with you | Yeah boy, i wanna spend a little time with you | Yeah boy, i wanna sip a little wine with you…
    
    © 2014 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / Songs of Blue Guitar (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
    
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    Underage
    Lyrics

    Underage

    “Underage”
    Kelsea Ballerini / Josh kerr / Scott Stepakoff
    
    Young, all we ever think about is fun | All we ever wanna be is 21 | Hey, doesn’t everyone wanna sit on top of the world? | Revolves around athletic boys and girls | Dressed up in their older sisters’ clothes | R. Kelly on the radio, screaming out…this will never get old
    
    // Racing cars and breaking hearts, first taste of love and twist off wine | Kissing strangers, 
    daring danger, burning bridges, crossing lines | You don’t think to take it slow When you don’t know what you don’t know | Nights are young and our IDs are fake | Underage, Underage //
    
    Time, feels like it’s always on our side | So we fill it up with midnight drives and lies To your momma when she asks you where you’ve been | And you hide your smile and say anywhere but with him | ‘Cause you know when she was seventeen she was doing the same damn thing
    
    Every light is sayin’ go | When you don’t know what you don’t know | The kind of days that are “those were the days” | Underage, Underage
    
    © 2015 Songs of Black River (ASCAP), a division of Black River Entertainment / KNB Music (ASCAP) (admin by Songs of Black River) / Ten Ten Music (ASCAP) administered by Nettwerk One Music. All rights reserved.  Used by permission.
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  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Single - Cover Art

    Dec 9, 2014

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Single

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    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    02:18