Morgan Evans Reveals Who "Kiss Somebody" is Really About During "Between the Lyrics"

November 8, 2018

Morgan Evans and his wife Kelsea Ballerini are certainly country's newest power couple.

So when Evans revealed a few months ago that his single "Kiss Somebody" was not written for his wife, it sparked a lot of questions from fans.

Thankfully, the 33-year-old Aussie singer cleared the air when he appeared at MusicTown Detroit's first-ever installation of Between the Lyrics, where he provided backstory on several of his biggest hits and performed live in the City Theatre.

Regarding "Kiss Somebody," Evans explained that he actually penned the song about his friend who had recently had his heart broken.

"The guy that I was living with at the time in Nashville - he had just got through this rough breakup a couple of years earlier," Evans explained. "I went back to Australia and then a year and a half later, I can back and moved for real, and he was still heartbroken over this same girl."

Evans' advice to his friend? "Dude, you need to kiss somebody!"

By happenstance, the country singer's writing partner suggested the very next day that they write a song called "Kiss Somebody," and Evans took it as fate.

See Morgan Evans tell the entire story, plus watch his live performance and more below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out how you can attend the next Between the Lyrics!