Kelsea Ballerini Changes Lyrics To Her Songs To Reflect New Single Life

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It seems Kelsea Ballerini is in a different place than when she wrote this song months ago. The country singer recently dropped her fourth studio album, Subject To Change, and apparently she is taking that title pretty literally.

Prior to the album’s release, she already dropped two singles, “Heartfirst” and “Love Is A Cowboy,” and she also released “What I Have,” along with an accompanying music video on September 1st.

In the song, she sings about being grateful about where she is in her life, and at the time she wrote this, she was happily married to rising country star Morgan Evans.


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The pair announced their divorce on August 29th, with Ballerini writing the following in an Instagram Story:

“Friends, I’ve always tried my best to share my life with you in a real and vulnerable way, while also protecting layers of my personal life as they unfold. This is now public record so I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorceThis deeply difficult decision is the result of a journey of love, growth, and effort that ultimately has come to an end. It’s hard to find the words here, but I feel extremely grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and hopeful for the next seasons. With very active schedules coming up, please be mindful that we are both fragile, actively healing, and showing up the best we can.”

Shortly after her announcement, Evans broke his silence on the divorce news, by saying:

I am very sad to confirm that after almost 5 years of marriage, Kelsea and I are parting ways. I wish it were otherwise but sadly it is not.”

Now that the album is out, Ballerini is already touring and hit the road for her 10-night Heartfirst Tour, which made its first stop at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Saturday, September 24.

Because of the major update in her life, Ballerini changed a few song lyrics to represent where she is in her life – single.

According to concertgoer Rachael Ellenbogen, the singer changed lyrics in her song “What I Have,” which she co-wrote with Alyssa Vanderheym and Cary Barlowe, from “I got a warm body in bed” to “I got my own body in bed, doing all right.”

Us Weekly reports that she also changed the lyrics in her 2017 song “Get Over Yourself” from “You can tell your friend it’s all on purpose that I’m the crazy ex that wrecks your life,” to “I’m the crazy b*tch that wrecked your life.”

The crowd erupted during both changes, showing that her fans are fiercely loyal and will noticed the smallest of changes to her music.

Watch her lyrics change to “What I Have” below.

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