Kelsea Ballerini and Shania Twain are sitting on a beach somewhere, drinking wine and singing. The two are kicking off 2021 in style. Both brought a tropical theme to their duet of “Hole in the Bottle.”
It may be winter. But both Ballerini and Twain are enjoying an ocean view. They may not be in the same location, but they certainly seem to be having a good time with this latest TikTok. This wasn’t the first time Ballerini used social media to tease a collaboration with Twain.
Kelsea Ballerini and Shania Twain Perform Together
After teasing a collaboration, Ballerini and Twain released a remix of Ballerini’s song “Hole in the Bottle” last year. For Ballerini, working with Twain has also been a dream come true. For instance, she’s always considered Twain to be something of a mentor to her.
“I’m just beaming. The fact that she even knows who I am still freaks me out,” Ballerini said. “But the fact that someone that genuinely shaped me wanting to be a woman in entertainment, a songwriter, a businesswoman, someone who pushed boundaries, someone who blazed trails.”
Growing up, Ballerini used to listen to Twain and her music. In the 1990s, Twain shot to country music super-stardom with a string of highly successful albums. She’s considered one of the top-selling female country artists of all time.
“Then recently, I got to collaborate with Shania Twain, who I grew up on, and then she added her superpowers to my song [“Hole in the Bottle” remix],” Ballerini said. “It’s so much stronger and powerful when two females work together. And respect each other and lift each other up and do it through music.”
But Ballerini’s love and admiration aren’t one-sided. Twain is also happy to collaborate with the artist and get the chance to sing with her.
“Kelsea is an incredible singer-songwriter. I’m so glad she reached out to me to do Hole In The Bottle,” Twain wrote on Twitter. “Everything about this song is totally my vibe and really speaks to my sense of humor! Loved working on this with you @KelseaBallerini.”