The pair first collaborated on the duet 'Son Of The Dirty South' for Gilbert’s 2022 album, 'So Help Me God'.
Brantley Gilbert is working on more music with Jelly Roll. The pair first collaborated on the duet Son Of The Dirty South for Gilbert’s 2022 album, So Help Me God.
“We’re working on an EP with Jelly Roll,” Gilbert shared with his record label. “We went and got in the studio and basically live there for a week, and a lot of good stuff came out of that. I don’t know that we’ll release all of ‘em right now, but we are working on like kind of a little EP to put out.
Son of the Dirty South was so fun, we clicked so well, and we just hit it off, man. And it works on stage, it works through speakers, so we felt like we wanted to do some more. Plus, I just enjoy working with the dude, man. He is solid.”
There is no specific release date for Brantley and Jelly Roll’s new project yet. In the meantime, Gilbert is slated to release the deluxe edition of So Help Me God on April 21.
“In the past, my albums were almost direct reflections, direct chapters of my life,” Gilbert previously said about the album, released in November 2022. “Whatever I’d gone through since I wrote the last record would make its way onto the new album. There’s still some of that with So Help Me God since I’m a cowriter on all the songs – it’s been three years since the last release and a lot of life lived. But I feel like this album is more of a mixtape of great songs.
“We wanted to put songs that sounded good together, but also songs that covered a wide variety of genre influences. There’s a lot of different songwriting styles on the album. We’re super excited about it, and I can’t wait for BG Nation to hear what we’ve been working on.”
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The album also contains collaborations with Jason Aldean (Rolex on a Redneck), Toby Keith and HARDY (The Worst Country Song Of All Time) and Blake Shelton and Vince Gill (Heaven By Then). The deluxe version will feature five additional tracks, all co-written by Gilbert.
Jelly Roll recently took home all three of his CMT Music Award nominations – ‘Male Video of the Year’, ‘Breakthrough Male Video of the Year’ and ‘CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year’ for his breakout single, Son of a Sinner.
“They let a loser win tonight, baby,” Jelly Roll said when collecting his ‘Breakthrough Male Video of the Year’ trophy, “This is more than an award... this is for the underdogs, the losers and the have-nots. God takes the impossible and makes it look small.”
His forthcoming album WHITSITT CHAPEL drops on June 2.
“This album is about growth and gratitude happening in my life. I wanted to create a project that felt hopeful. I believe the worst feeling a person can have is feeling hopeless or worthless. This is therapeutic music. Real music for real people with real problems,” Jelly Roll shared in a statement.