For better or worse we all have a hometown we’re connected to. Your hometown is likely the background to many of your formative years, it’s a place that once you’ve grown and have gotten out of, you’ll be happier to go and visit. Our country queen Kelsea Ballerini is paying homage to her hometown in her newest track ‘half of my hometown.’ She’s penned (as always) such a beautiful track about her career and her love for where she grew up. We simply are just ready to gush over Kelsea Ballerini and this track so let’s get into it!
Stream ‘half of my hometown’ here!
Firstly, the track is featuring one of the all-time greats, Kenny Chesney. So right off the bat you know you’re about to get a country jam you’re gonna want to play all summer. The track explores the tropes of small towns and about how half of the people you grew up with will stick around, they’ll still wear your high school colors they’ll still talk about high school fondly. The other half will get out. They’ll go on to greener pastures but as Kelsea Ballerini said even the ones who get at will always have a part of their hometown with them.
The track wraps up with a look at the future of growing up and moving home. Kelsea Ballerini talks about raising kids and having them go to the same high school where they then have the same experiences. It’s all just a cycle which in Kelsea’s case, leads back to Knoxville Tennessee.
We’ll be honest, the music video made us cry. Maybe we’re just emotional messes or maybe we just miss our hometowns! Getting to see Kelsea Ballerini reminisce and wonder what life would have been like if she had stayed in Knoxville and not taken the big leap, was so powerful.
Getting to see all the most important places in Kelsea’s hometown made us want to visit Knoxville. We’ve never been able to say that before! We are going to go put this on repeat while crying and looking for airline tickets to go home, don’t mind us![appe_music_ad artist=”Kelsey Ballerini” song=”half of my hometown”]
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Featured Image Source: Kelsea Ballerini via Instagram