Now this isn’t something we would expect Brett Kissel and Nelly mash up a Country – Hip Hop Record. Nice rap from Nelly but Brett lays down the country vibe in more of a pop vibe with country beat.
One of Country music’s fastest-rising stars and top Canadian touring artist, Brett Kissel, has joined the ranks of a growing list of artists bridging hip-hop and Country music. Collaborating with multi-platinum selling superstar Nelly, Kissel has announced a DND remix of his previously released Platinum-certified single “She Drives Me Crazy,” with the contribution of vocals from the artist undoubtedly known worldwide. “She Drives Me Crazy” is available now on all platforms HERE.
“She Drives Me Crazy” is an electric, upbeat party song that perfectly aligns with both artists’ ability to command the attention of a crowd. The new release is an extension of Kissel’s catalog and exemplifies his versatility as an artist. The song also features a high-energy dance beat and an infectious melody, telling the story of a narrator feeling like he’s lost his mind after a beautiful girl walks in and immediately captures his attention.
The collaboration came to fruition after fate brought the artists together in Music City. In 2019, Kissel wrote and recorded the track alongside Emma-Lee and Karen Kosowski in Nashville, Tenn. After the recording session for the track, Kissel wandered over to The Thompson Hotel, where he then ran into Grammy award-winning artist, Nelly. Having met Nelly before, Kissel approached the global superstar, told him about recording the song, and proposed a collaboration over drinks. Kissel followed up the chance meeting by sending Nelly the track, at which point he agreed to join Kissel on the project. Kissel shares his story about the coincidental run-in with Nelly that day and how the collaboration came to be HERE.
Kissel spoke of the track, saying, ‘It’s absolutely crazy how the universe works. We literally just laid down this complete banger of a track, and as I’m with my team in Nashville, we start talking about needing an epic collab on this, and we bump into Nelly right then and there. That was it – a conversation turned into dinner, drinks, and Nelly getting in on it. It’s such a great vibe, and we couldn’t be happier or more excited about this remix.’
While “She Drives Me Crazy” is Kissel’s first DND remix, Kissel is seasoned in collaborating with other artists. Over the years, Kissel has joined musical forces with Megadeath’s Dave Mustaine (“Damn”), Country music icon Charley Pride (“Burgers and Fries”), Carolyn Dawn Johnson (“I Didn’t Fall In Love with Your Hair”), and most recently Walk Off The Earth (“A Few Good Stories”).
In addition to the release of “She Drives Me Crazy,” fans are still buzzing about Kissel’s latest album release, What Is Life? Kissel released the album on April 9. Released on OneRPM, What Is Life?, is a 14-track collection of original material with ten musical compositions produced by Kissel, Bart McKay, and Jesse Frasure, and four short monologues reflecting on the title What Is Life? from Kissel and his children.