Kelsea Ballerini on What’s Next

New Music Will Have "a Lot of Life"

Kelsea Ballerini‘s first album The First Time had nine years of material on it.

And she recently told CBS News she knows her follow-up album will be so different because she’s only putting a couple years of her life into it.

“My first album covered my life from the ages of 12 to 21 years old,” Ballerini said. “So I was able to cover a lot of ground, but it was more vague than I wanted it to be. This next album, I covered only two years, so I feel there is a lot of life that has happened, but it will be in a lot more details.”

It sounds like she has a lot of life in store for her own headlining tour this fall, too.

“I’ve always loved the bells and whistles of concerts that I have gone to. Like, I loved when people would fly over the crowd or have tons of crazy lights. So even though it’ll be smaller venues that I’ll play in, we still want to incorporate that stuff when we can,” she said.

Right now, Ballerini is still on tour with Rascal Flatts. But her own string of shows will kick of Nov. 10 in Washington, D.C., and she’s looking forward to playing for the fans who have welcomed her so well.

“You know, we are working very hard, are on the road so much, getting to tour everywhere and put out music. So it is so nice to know that it is getting embraced everywhere,” she said.

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