Kelsea Ballerini & Shania Twain Talk About Their New Team-Up on ‘Hole in the Bottle’ – Out Today!

Lyric Magazine
By James Daykin
November 13, 2020

Kelsea Ballerini and Shania Twain are this week’s guests on Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen on Apple Music Country. The two singer-songwriters talk about their collaboration on Kelsea’s hit, “hole in the bottle.”

Kelsea describes how a mysterious email from “something Twain” led to her working with her idol, and Shania shares her admiration for Kelsea in the recording process and her originality in songwriting.

Tune in and listen to the full episode right here: Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen

Kelsea Ballerini on “hole in the bottle” with Shania Twain

“I got an email from ‘something Twain,’ and I’m like, ‘Is this Shania?’ And, basically she had started the conversation of ‘Let’s do something together.’ And, I was just honored that she even thought of me, you know? And we just kind of went back and forth on a couple other ideas, and some songs, we’re just sending each other a ton of stuff. And then finally I was like, ‘Wait a second, I have this single, and it’s kind of catchy, and she could kill this. And what if she just added to the fire?’ But I was listening to all of these harmonies, and her ad-libs… every single thing that she sent me just going, ‘You know who you are, and what you contribute, and what you’re great at, and what makes you an icon.’ ”

Shania Twain on working with Kelsea Ballerini on “hole in the bottle”

“I mean, she’s very serious about her writing, but she really gets the balance between relatability and not getting all wrapped up in the seriousness. But… she was directing me all the way, it was really, really cute. She would send me little snippets of all the little things she wanted me to say and sing. They were like, little tiny recordings. ‘Ok, so Shania, sing this, if you wanna sing this. If you like that, sing that. But do it your own way!’ Anyway, it was adorable… She’s actually a really good director, and she knows what she wants, and I really respected that.”


SHANIA ?? In all her glory?? Join us as we chat w/ the superstar about her new collab w/ @KelseaBallerini on #TodaysCountry Radio. 8am CT?? @applemusic @ShaniaTwain

— Kelleigh Bannen (@kelleighbannen) November 13, 2020