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LISTEN: Kimberly Kelly, “Person That You Marry”

Jul 12, 2022

LISTEN: Kimberly Kelly,

Artist: Kimberly Kelly
Hometown: Lorena, Texas
Song: “Person That You Marry” (written by Kimberly Kelly, Brett Tyler, and Lori McKenna)
Album: I’ll Tell You What’s Gonna Happen
Release Date: July 8, 2022
Label: Show Dog Nashville in Partnership with Thirty Tigers

In Their Words: “I didn’t write everything on the album, but I’m very proud of writing this one. A close friend was at lunch with someone going through a divorce who said this: ‘You know the person you marry, but not the one you divorce.’ I told my friend, ‘If you don’t write that, I will!’ And I did. This was my first write with Lori, and I wanted to impress her, so I threw out, ‘I knew you in love, but this is war/You know the person you marry, not the one you divorce.’ We started talking and, unfortunately, there has been a lot of divorce in my family. Lori and I were going in that direction, but when we got to the second verse, Brett steered it back to talking about when they did love each other. That was a revelation and makes it so much sadder. A song I needed to write.” — Kimberly Kelly

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LISTEN: Kimberly Kelly,
LISTEN: Kimberly Kelly,