Morgan Evans performed an unreleased song in Australia, inspired by his recent breakup with ex-wife Kelsea Ballerini. Evans returned to Australia for the 15th anniversary of the CMC ROCKS QLD festival which took place last weekend, headlining along with Brad Paisley and Kane Brown.
Evans performed songs from his newest project: The Country And The Coast Side A, released almost one year ago. The project includes the track “Love Is Real,” which was written about Kelsea Ballerini while the couple were still together. Evans then performed his never-before-heard song “How Long,” an emotional ballad that finds Evans searching for the answers to questions he ponders about he and his now ex-wife’s relationship. You can take a look at the performance clip – here.
Ballerini filed for divorce from Evans in late August, and took to social media to spread the news, sharing, “…so I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorce. This deeply difficult decision is the result of a journey of love, growth, and effort that ultimately has come to an end. It’s hard to find the words here…but I feel extremely grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and hopeful for the next seasons.”
Evans also addressed the split on social media, saying: “I am very sad to confirm that after almost five years of marriage, Kelsea and I are parting ways. I wish it were otherwise but sadly it is not.”
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