Breland teases debut album with Lady A collaboration

“Told You I Could Drink” is available now

Bad Realm Records/Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville multi-talent Breland teases his highly anticipated debut album Cross Country with the drop of the grooving breakup track “Told You I Could Drink” featuring Grammy award-winning trio Lady A. Co-written by Breland, Lady A’s Charles Kelley, and Zachary Manno, the must-hear song is available now across all digital and streaming platforms.

“Lady A is one of the groups that introduced me to country music, so when I finally got in studio with Charles Kelley, I already had a Lady A collab in mind,” explains Breland. “The two of us performed ‘Told You I Could Drink’ at Breland & Friends at the Ryman in March, and the response we got from the audience was what convinced us to cut the song and put it on my album. I’m so excited for the world to hear what we made.”

“Anytime we have a chance to collaborate with Breland, you can be sure that we’ll be there,” shares Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “When I first heard this song it immediately took me back to high school after a bad breakup, getting lost in an R&B groove.”

Hinting at a collaboration, the Amazon Music Breakthrough Artist joined Lady A as their special guest to perform their 9x Platinum “Need You Now” as part of ABC’s primetime special CMA Fest.

Last night (Thurs, Aug 4th), Breland first shared the track list for Cross Country with fans on his socials. The 14-song project also features standout collaborations with Ingrid Andress, Mickey Guyton, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban. Breland’s pen name is on every song alongside an impressive list of some of the most in-demand songwriters including Ashley Gorley, Hardy, Sam Hunt, Everest, Ryan Hurd and more.

Bringing his new music cross country, Breland is hitting the road this summer with Fitz & The Tantrums and Andy Grammer on The Wrong Party Tour. He’ll also stop in his home state of New Jersey for the inaugural TidalWave Festival on August 12th before taking it global with CMC Rocks Qld 2022 in September in Australia and then jetting to the UK to join Russell Dickerson’s tour throughout October.

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