Kelsea Ballerini Changes Song Lyrics to Reflect Morgan Evans’ Divorce During NYC Concert Stop

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – NOVEMBER 11: Morgan Evans and Kelsea Ballerini attend the 57th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on November 11, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Kelsea Ballerini is changing things up.

During a concert stop in New York City on Saturday evening, the country star changed the lyrics to a selection of her songs to reflect her recent split from ex Morgan Evans, who she filed for divorce from last month .

Belting out her single “What I Have,” Ballerini, 29, changed the words “I found a warm body in bed” to “I found my own body in bed.” His fans cheered at the venue, who acknowledged the new lyrics.

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Meanwhile, during her performance of “Get Over Yourself,” she sang, “I’m the crazy guy who wrecked your life,” instead of, “I’m the crazy old guy who wrecked your life.” She also changed the lyrics in her song “Miss Me More.”

Ballerini then closed the gig with “Doin’ My Best,” a tune that references her marital problems with Evans, 37, and falling out with ex-girlfriend Halsey.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Kelsea Ballerini performs during The Heart First Tour at Radio City Music Hall on September 24, 2022 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for ABA)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 24: Kelsea Ballerini performs during The Heart First Tour at Radio City Music Hall on September 24, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for ABA)

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“I was friends with a pop star / I put ’em on track four but / I want to be able to return it, I did not ask / If I knew that we would not talk anymore, ” Ballerini sings on the song, part of his new album Subject to Changewhich fell on Friday.

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The line appears to be a reference to Halsey, 27, who collaborated with Ballerini on “The Other Girl,” the fourth track on the country star’s third album. Kelsea.

When asked about the lineup, Ballerini told Consequence that there are a few songs in the works Subject to Change that she is “a little nervous to hear people.”

“I’m human, and life is messy, and there are some things I wanted to take ownership of,” she said. “It’s a little embarrassing and a little cringey, but that’s my human experience.”

The “Heartfirst” singer previously discussed her friendship with Halsey with PEOPLE in 2018 and said they first met in Nashville after Halsey came to town on the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour.

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Subject to Change It’s a very personal record for Ballerini, and the rest of the lyrics to “Doin’ My Best” find the star reflecting in detail on the past two years. She begins the song by saying that “2020 has been a strange year,” and her album, Kelsea“fell at a strange time,” because it turned out to be March.

She also sings about how she went to therapy and ended up being with then-husband Evans, because, as she notes, “when you get married so young, you got a lotta s– you go through.”

Ballerini was 24 when she and Evans tied the knot in December 2017. Although she has often spoken about how the pair sought couples therapy, she filed for divorce from the musician in August 2022.

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