Nelly officially released his star-studded EP and you have to hear the brand new collaborations!
Heartland arrived on August 27, the EP features 9-tracks including collaborations with Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Breland, Blanco Brown, Darius Rucker, Jimmie Allen, George Birge, Tyler Hubbard, Chris Bandi and City Spud. The project features two previously released tracks, including the Platinum certified hit “Lil Bit” featuring Florida Georgia Line and his collaboration with Blanco Brown and Breland, “High Horse.”
Nelly previously told Music Mayhem that the album is full of “country club bangers.”
“With this project, I like to call it a lot of country club bangers,” Nelly explained of the new project. “Obviously, Nelly is not a country artist… but I call it country influenced because this is music from Nelly that is influenced by country. It’s my appreciation for country music.”
He continued, “It’s my thanks for country music, the whole world of country music, for allowing Nelly to be a part of it, for allowing Nelly to be. So, this is what Nelly’s bringing to a side of country music that other people probably couldn’t write. And not be able to mesh the two. So yeah, I like to call this a bunch of country club bangers, man. And I think this project is the perfect summer anthem, not just for Nelly fans, not just for country music, but just music period. And it’s all influenced by country [music], but it’s a Nelly project.”
Listen to the full Heartland EP below.
Nelly feat. Florida Georgia Line – “Lil Bit”
Nelly feat. Breland & Blanco Brown – “High Horse”
Nelly feat. Kane Brown – “Gritz & Glamour”
Nelly feat. Darius Rucker & City Spud – “Ms. Drive Me Crazy”
Nelly feat. Tyler Hubbard – “Country Boy Do”
Nelly feat. George Birge – “Someone Somewhere”
Nelly – “5 Drinks Ago”
Nelly feat. Chris Bandi – “Follow Me”
Nelly feat. Jimmie Allen – “Good Times Roll”
Additionally, Nelly is set to make history as the first-ever hip-hop artist to headline CMT Crossroads, which will feature his friends and collaborators Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Blanco Brown and Breland.
“I’m excited to celebrate my music with my friends and fellow artists on Crossroads. When people talk about me crossing lines and genres, I think about it more that music brings folks together,” Nelly previously told People.
The 1-hour long event dubbed CMT Crossroads: Nelly & Friends will take place on September 1 at 10 p.m. EST on CMT.