Kelsea Ballerini Shares Why She and Husband Morgan Evans Don’t Co-Write: “We’re Pretty Brutal”

Kelsea Ballerini appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week where she gave her first-ever late-night interview!

Although the country singer has appeared as a musical guest in the past, it was her first time sitting down for a chat.  Guest host Chelsea Handler asked Kelsea about her new song “Heartfirst” and her songwriting process.

Kelsea revealed that her process does not include her husband and fellow country singer Morgan Evans. “Because we do the same thing all the time, so we already bring it home,” she shared. “Imagine then coming home and you’re like, ‘Hey, like this hook? You wanna write it?’ It’s just too much.”

“We both show each other everything. We’re pretty brutal,” she said. “So I can only show him something if I’m like, ‘I know I love this, so even if he thinks it sucks, I’m still gonna hang my hat on it.'”

Kelsea also said that she appreciates brutal honesty from her friends and family. “I think you have to have that with anyone in your inner circle,” she told Handler. “You need that brutal honesty to know if it’s good or not.”

Kelsea’s new single, Heartfirst, is out now.