Friday, June 24, 2022
– Brantley Gilbert and Jelly Roll teamed up to release "Son of the Dirty South" today.
The song was dropped a week before the two hit the road together for a series of tour dates kicking off June 30 in Jacksonville, Fla.
"I had a blast working on this one with Jelly," said Gilbert. "We've been itching to write together for a while now, and we had a lot of fun putting it together. You don't always get to record a song with your co-writers, so to hop in the studio with him too was a real treat."
"Brantley is already one of my favorite artists, and we got to write this song together and release it to the fans ahead of our tour starting," said Jelly Roll. "I really can't wait to get out on that stage with Brantley and perform it live this summer. Get ready."
The pair co-wrote "Son Of The Dirty South" with Andrew Baylis, offering a look into their Southern upbringing and looking for good times. Lyrics include:
'Cause I'm a son of the dirty south, got to trippin'
Mama washin' out my dirty mouth and pickin' switches
I'm a hell raisin' rebel that you better never tread on
Gun-totin', drinkin', smokin' hoss that you can bet on
Tatted up, I'm gassed up
I'm throwed off and I'm buck wild
Loud and rowdy I'm a son of the dirty south
I'm from a place where they mix rock, country and hip hop
Somewhere between Hank, Three 6 and Kid Rock
Johnny Cash all black, it's that old school flavor
Sippin' somethin' rippin' more lines than notebook paper
Outlaw spirit my middle finger stuck up again, bad boy
We all know good women love troubled men
Got that music cranked loud
We won't turn shit down
Peaceful people but believe it we gon' burn shit down
"Son Of The Dirty South" follows "Rolex® On A Redneck," Gilbert's collaboration with Jason Aldean. Penned while on a writer's retreat in Texas, Gilbert has been preparing more new music to be delivered later this year.
With the release of 2021's "Ballads of the Broken," Jelly Roll went Gold with his hit single, "Save Me" and more than 1 billion collective streams of his catalogue. The Nashville native recently celebrated his first number one single – the multi-week chart-topping "Dead Man Walking."