Story Behind the Song: Abby Anderson, ‘Dance Away My Broken Heart’
Abby Anderson's hard-grooving song "Dance Away My Broken Heart" has some heavy-hitting songwriting power behind it -- the track was co-written by Kelsea Ballerini, Rhett Akins, Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley and Jesse Frasure -- but the singer says it could have easily been written about her own life. The song came to her attention as a demo sung by Ballerini and wound up finding its home on Anderson's debut EP, 2018's I'm Good. Read on to learn more about Anderson's first reaction to hearing the track, and why it's such a special song to her.
So, lucky for me, I am labelmates with Miss Kelsea Ballerini, and she had turned that song in. She sang on the demo, and, of course, she sounded phenomenal on it, but she had already finished her album; all the songs were cut. My label president sent it to me, and I just flipped over it. I thought they wrote it for me! I was like, "Oh my gosh, I could have written this song! I love it."
And so, anyways, it was a pretty fast process: I heard it, and we cut it, like, a week later. And it was just so me. I'd had my heart broken at the time, and I love to dance, and when I listened to it, I just thought, "Man, this is such a good live show song." It's just a jam, and it makes me happy.
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