Acclaimed country artist Jennifer Nettles announced today that she will release her first solo album this fall. The power vocalist – and multiple Grammy, AMA, ACM Awards, CMT Awards and CMA Awards winner – has enlisted the help of esteemed producer Rick Rubin on the project.

Rubin, previously co-president of Columbia Records and founder of Def Jam Records, has worked with a variety of artists such as Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Lana Del Ray, Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dixie Chicks.

“I am absolutely thrilled and wholly proud to be working with Rick”, said Nettles. “If you ask any musician who is on their producer ‘bucket list’, Rick would be on each and every one.”

This weekend, Jennifer will be in Las Vegas as a presenter at the Billboard Music Awards on May 19th.