Kelsea Ballerini Explains Getting ‘Emotional’ Listening to Chris Stapleton’s New Album ‘Starting Over’

by Keeli Parkey
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Kelsea Ballerini has feelings about Chris Stapleton’s latest album, “Starting Over.” The country star took to Twitter on Saturday and shared how she got “emotional” listening to the new recording.

Fans responded to the Tweet, sharing their support for Kelsea Ballerini and husband Morgan Evans.

“Starting Over” is Stapleton’s fourth studio album and is full of new music for his fans.

“This record has a lot of depth in it,” Stapleton has said of “Starting Over.” “It has a lot of variance in tone and music. It feels a little bit like not a complete departure, but a little different lane to some of the things we’ve done. But it still very much sounds like the things that we do.”

According to Stapleton’s website, the album was recorded at RCA Studio A in Nashville, as well as at Muscle Shoals Sound and Compass Sound Studio.

The new album includes the track “Maggie’s Song” which he says is the most personal song on the record.

The singer wrote “Maggie’s Song” as a tribute to his family’s late dog. Stapleton rescued Maggie and had her for 14 years before she passed away. Even though he said he doesn’t consider himself a dog person, that changed with Maggie who he loved deeply.

Stapleton called his dog a member of his family who “deserved a song.” He reportedly wrote the song the day after Maggie passed away to help himself cope. Eventually, he decided to record it for the new album.

In addition to the title track and “Maggie’s Song,” other songs on the album include, “Cold,” “When I’m With You,” “Hillbilly Blood,” “Whiskey Sunrise,” “Worry B Gone” and “You Should Probably Leave.”

Ballerini has rescheduled tour dates beginning in June 2021. Stapleton has tour dates scheduled beginning in April 2021.

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