Nelly draws inspiration from her southern roots for her next album Heartland, which will feature a host of the hottest country music artists of the moment.
heartland is Nelly’s first studio album in eight years and might be her most unique to date. He’s collaborated with country music singers in the past, but not on the scale expected on his next record.
Share details of heartland on Instagram, the rapper tagged all of the artists who are set to appear on the LP, which is due out Friday, August 27, 2021.
Which Country Music Stars Appear On heartland?
Earlier this week, Nelly enthusiastically wrote, “YEESSSSSEERRR..!!
#HEARTLAND the ALBUM OUT AUGUST 27..!!!”, tag a list of everyone who was invited to the album.
The first marked is Florida Georgia Line whose single with Nelly has already gone platinum. Their song “Lil Bit” was released in 2020 and will be featured on the upcoming album.
He also tagged Blanco Brown and Breland, two artists who feature on Nelly’s latest single “High Horse.” The trio performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and it will also appear on heartland.
Hailing from South Carolina, Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker will also be featured on the album.
Musicians Tyler Hubbard, Jimmie Allen, George Birge, Chris Bandi and Kane Brown are all tagged and due to guest feature on heartland. Nelly’s half-brother, City Spud, who was part of the hip-hop group St. Lunatics will also feature on the album.
heartland is already abuzz with TI and Busta Rhymes commenting on his post with a number of positive emojis.
Who else has Nelly collaborated with?
Nelly has a rich history of collaborating with artists from many different musical genres.
In the country music world, he has previously worked with Florida Georgia Line on the song “Cruise”, Tim McGraw on their hit “Over and Over” and recently with Jimmie Allen on the track “Good Time Roll”.
He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in pop, rap and hip hop like Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, Fergie, Rick Ross, T-Pain, Usher, Janet Jackson, N Sync, Kelly Rowland and Diddy.
The upcoming release of heartland is Nelly’s first album in eight years and her first under her own label and Columbia Records. He signed with Columbia in 2018 after releasing music on his own RECORDS label for a few years.
At the end of 2020, Nelly participated in season 29 of Dancing with the stars and impressed the audience enough to advance to the final, finishing in third place.
heartland is available for pre-order now ahead of its release on Friday, August 27, 2021.