Brown said that he grew up listening to Nelly and loved his album, Country Grammar, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary.
“I loved working with Nelly just because I grew up listening to his music. I loved Country Grammar,” Brown explained.
The country superstar said that he brought so much energy to the song and really brought more star power to the breezy, summertime track.
“And, just him getting on the song just brought so much energy in his verse. And, we went over what we wanted it to sound like six different times I think it got changed and he really brought his all,” Brown added.
The went on to talk about the music video and how they met, which actually Brown met Nelly before he became a singer.
“And then, doing the music video it was like we had been boys for years and that was my second time meeting him, but first time meeting him as an artist. I had actually met Nelly two years, I believe, before I got into the music industry. I was still on Facebook. It was crazy because he remembered that moment where I met him.” Brown said. “Usually, they’ll be like, “Yeah, I remember,” but he remembered exactly where it was and when we met. So, it was just cool. And, just to see his energy and everything he brought to the video, it just pumped me up even more. It was fun. I’m grateful that he was on the record.”
Brown originally released “Cool Again” in late April. “Cool Again” was co-written by Brown alongside Josh Hoge, Matthew McGinn and Lindsay Rimes. The fan-favorite track will appear on Brown’s forthcoming EP, which is expected to drop August 14.
You can check out the music video for the “Cool Again” remix below:
“His EP is ridiculous, he’s got like some classics on there, you got H.E.R. on there, Swae Lee, Khalid,” Nelly gushed.
Additionally, Fans can also expect a music video for his latest single “Be Like That” which features Khalid and Swae Lee as Brown and his collaborators recently wrapped shooting the music video for the song.
Nelly previously collaborated with country artist Tim McGraw for 2003’s “Over And Over” and Florida Georgia Line on their 2013 mega-hit “Cruise” and more recently with Jimmie Allen on his Bettie James‘ track “Good Times Roll.” The rapper later joined Florida Georgia Line on tour in 2017.