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Ballerini doesn't hate this love song

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – Kelsea Ballerini will release "I Hate Love Songs" as the second single from "Unapologetically," she said today.

The song follow "Legends," a hit single from her sophomore album.

Ballerini's ode to a modern-day romance hits country radio airwaves tomorrow and officially goes for adds on March 12. Ballerini co-wrote the ballad alongside wordsmiths Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen from Old Dominion.

"I will never forget introducing 'I Hate Love Songs' at the Grand Ole Opry before my record was even out, and just the overwhelming feeling of magic. I'd never experienced anything like that before with a song," Ballerini said. "It's sweet and sassy, and I hope you love it as much as I do."

Ballerini has sold out 14 shows on The Unapolgetically Tour. Ballerini is also set for a batch of international dates including C2C: Country to Country 2018 in London, United Kingdom on March 9 and Dublin, Ireland on March 11; CMC Rocks in Ipswich, Australia on March 17-18 plus a continuation of the tour with a sold-out show at Metro Theatre in Sydney, Australia on March 20.

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"Why do we need you? There's already a Taylor Swift." So said a Nashville record executive to a teenage Kelsea Ballerini. It undoubtedly stung at the time - but she was still in high school and had only travelled from Knoxville. Now that same executive is likely pricing a self-kicking machine. Ballerini's self-titled EP released last year scored big with a Top Ten Country single, "Love Me Like You Mean It." "The First Time," her full-sized debut, has now »»»
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