With her hit sophomore album, Kelsea Ballerini enjoyed the opportunity to share new experiences from a different period of her life.

During an interview with EW, the country star discussed the process behind writing the tracks for Unapologetically, which was released last month.

“I’m so glad that I wrote these songs when I did, because it’s helping me not forget,” she revealed. “As many great things have happened, there have been things that have been harder that I’ve gone through the last few years. And so I think it’s going to be a really great thing for me to be able to sing about actually where I’ve been and stop singing about my 19-year-old self and sing about my 20, 21, 22, 23, 24-year-old self.

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