The pairing of a country icon with a chart-topping younger hitmaker is one that many folks have dreamed of – and a reality that country sweetheart Kelsea Ballerini made happen on her latest single!
— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) April 13, 2021
Ballerini’s duet with Chesney is titled “Half of My Hometown” and she actually recorded and released two separate versions of it – one on each of her albums that came out in 2020.
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— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) April 19, 2021
The first-released version was on her album titled Kelsea and featured the collaboration with Chesney, but the second version (which was a much moodier sound) was released on her September 2020 album Ballerini and did not feature Chesney’s vocals.
The pair took to the stage of the 2021 ACM Awards to share their remarkable duet with the world.
— Morgan Evans (@Morgan_Evans) April 19, 2021
Nominated for Female Artist of the Year, Kelsea was also up for one of the night’s biggest honors but it ultimately went to her colleague Maren Morris.
Check out this dazzling duet between the man Kelsea calls “her hero,” Kenny Chesney and herself.