It’s official – the powerhouse vocals of country music’s Jennifer Nettles and classical singer Josh Groban are melding together with a new track the pair have recorded in the studio. Last week, Groban shared an audio clip and photo to social media of the two at work on the song, drumming up excitement for the duet.
Nettles reposted the video from Groban’s account, adding “I am so excited for you all to hear this collab!!! This song!!! His whole record!!! Coming Sept21!!!! Josh shared this sneak peek!!! @joshgroban you are a dear and a force!!” Obviously, Nettles and Groban are thrilled to be working together. Last month, Groban also tweeted out a selfie he snapped of the two of them, saying, “Me. Nettles. Oh my goodness my ears and voice are happy. Stay tuned.”
Judging from the hashtags Groban shared on Instagram, we can assume the new song is called “99 Years” and will be featured on his upcoming album Bridges due out on September 21. The lyrics we can hear from the clip, “Nothing unspoken / live everyday hoping / that where we feel broken our scars make us golden / It’s still truth / You and I,” give the two masterful vocalists plenty to emote.
Groban’s upcoming new album is currently available for presale as he’s gearing up for its release and a tour starting in mid-October. Nettles is already on the road with Kristian Bush as Sugarland supporting their June 2018 album Bigger on the Still the Same Tour. Nettles definitely knows how to work with other artists. “Babe,” one of their many hits off of the album, is a collaboration with Taylor Swift that made country music news headlines.