Kristen Kelly Takes Love “Kiss by Kiss”

Texas Native Is Back to Remind Us to Take It Slow

How does Kristen Kelly take love? “Kiss by Kiss,” of course.

I feel you, girl. Ain’t no need to rush a good thing when you find it … though sometimes, you can’t help yourself.

One of the CMT Next Women of Country — and one of my favorite female voices in the business — is back with an infectious new feel-good single, “Kiss by Kiss,” which reminds us all of the perks of not rushing things in the love department.

But what if you’re just too impatient to slow it down? You get a taste of something delicious and, well, you just want to keep on snacking.

In case you are more the race-into-a-relationship type than the slow-and-steady-wins-the-race type, have no fear. Both the song and the video have some guidelines for us.

Oh, and while we’re on the racing metaphors, can we just talk about that beautiful red vintage ride the cute couple is driving? I’m obsessed.

So grab your new honey and Kelly’s courtship essentials — a map, a hot car and a Polaroid camera to document it all while you drive off into the sunset to find an old porch swing and a bottle of wine.

Just don’t drive too fast. Remember, it’s all about taking it slow.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.