Every artist has their dream collaboration. For MAX, he’s doing everything in his power to make it a reality.
MAX joined Audacy’s Bru live from Lollapalooza and shared an incredible story of how he struck up a correspondence with the legendary Dolly Parton. “Dolly Parton is my number one forever,” MAX said. “Dolly’s my queen.”
“She actually wrote me a letter,” MAX revealed. It all started after MAX put out his song “Butterflies.”
“I sent it to her after I watched her documentary and I was like, ‘you know what? Life is short, shoot your shot,’” he says, “so I had it sent to her and she wrote me this letter and I framed it in my house. Now I’m just manifesting the duet at some point.”
MAX said he wrote to Parton via a Notes app and Dolly, being the queen she is, sent him back a physical letter. “I feel like the next thing I have to do is to send her a physical letter,” MAX said before revealing he has “a Dolly shrine” in his house.
Parton isn’t the only artist MAX would love to collaborate with. In fact, there’s several Country artists he has one his bucket list.
“Dan + Shay for sure,” MAX says. “I’ve known Shay forever, I love his voice he’s amazing.” Those are guys I’d love to do something with.”
MAX also shouted out Gabby Barrett, who he said has been “killing it recently.”
The final artist is one who MAX not only admires, but one who could score him some major brownie points with his wife. “My wife’s number one is Kacey Musgraves for sure,” he said.
“That’s the number one only because I know that would be points in my marriage for life and I’m a big fan.”
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