Country sweetheart Kelsea Ballerini has joined forces with critically acclaimed pianist Joey Alexander to release a collaboration of a classic tune, “My Favorite Things.”
The single, a hit from The Sound of Music, was also the title track of Joey’s debut jazz album in 2015. Kelsea adds her stirring vocals to Joey’s extraordinary piano playing, creating a collaboration for the ages that can be seen on CMA Country Christmas on Nov. 28.
“Putting out ‘Favorite Things’ with Joey has been one of my proudest and most exciting projects and moments so far,” said Kelsea in a statement. “He is so incredibly talented and, more so, so humble. Being in the studio and listening to him play so effortlessly over and over really challenged me to be my best. I’m so excited for people to hear this!”
“I got a good dose of that warm southern hospitality from the folks from Black River Records and the Nashville country music community, and performing with Kelsea Ballerini was amazing,” adds Joey. “I’m really proud of the work we’ve done and excited to share our new holiday single with the world.”
“My Favorite Things” will be available digitally on Nov. 25 but you can catch the duo performing the classic on CMA Country Christmas, which airs Nov. 28, 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
For now, you can check out Kelsea and Joey talking about “My Favorite Things,” with a sneak peek of their performance.