After speaking on it for a long time, Nelly has finally released his Country album Heartland.
The album is led by the hit single ‘Lil Bit‘ where he reunited with Florida Georgia Line and which was recently certified platinum. The Diamond selling rapper said that the project showcases his “ability to defy genres and blend his classic sound with the true heartbeat of country music.”
“I hope it opens people’s eyes up as far as some of those minds that might’ve been closed to having the idea of Black folk being in country as much as possible, so to speak, and continuously to grow,” Nelly said about the project in an interview on Apple Music when he dropped the latest single ‘High Horse‘. “But then also inviting more Black artists that are into country. Because I don’t know if they know, but we’re everywhere! You know what I’m saying?… So, I mean, yeah, man, you just want to invite more because you’ve got to understand – It’s been a long time.”
The 9 song project features additional appearances from Kane Brown, George Birge, Tyler Hubbard, Chris Bandi and more. Stream it below.