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Nelly Is Recording Country EP Titled Heartland

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Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty ImagesNelly is gearing up to record his first country project.

In an interview with Billboard, Nelly’s manager J. Erving revealed that the rapper, who recently parted with his longtime label Universal, is currently recording a country EP called Heartland.

“He’s a free agent on the label side now, and is working on a country-based Heartland EP, which should be really interesting,” said Erving. “He may be one of the first hip-hop artists to jump into that space in an authentic way with Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw, so we think he has an opportunity to grow that base even more.”

Nelly is no stranger to country music — he previously worked with McGraw on “Over and Over” from Nelly’s 2004 album Suit, and Nelly was featured on country duo Florida Georgia Line’s chart-topping “Cruise (Remix)” back in 2013.



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