Sheryl Crow finally, really, going country

It’s looking like singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow has caught the country music bug. A year after recording with the legendary Loretta Lynn, and Miranda Lambert, on Lynn’s Coal Miner’s Daughter remake, Crow has announced plans to record a country music album.

The Star-Tribune is reporting that she’s working with Brad Paisley and fans should expect Crow’s album due out sometime in 2012. Paisley also has a track with Crow on his latest effort, “This Is Country Music.”

“Funny you should ask. I’m working on it right now,” said Crow, who will perform Saturday at the 29th annual Pacer Center benefit in Minneapolis. “I’m doing some work with Brad Paisley. I’ve been doing a lot of writing. Hopefully it’ll be out early next year.”

Crow is a nine-time Grammy winner and her past work always had some country influence to it. She promises a country album influenced by the classic country of Jimmie Rogers and Loretta Lynn.

“I had a huge response after I sang ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ with Loretta Lynn [on the CMA Awards]. That’s the kind of country music I really love — the old-fashioned Jimmie Rodgers, Carter Family, Loretta Lynn kind of country music. It will be more old-fashioned than it will be new country.”

What do you think about this latest pop star turned country? Do you think her album will be a hit?

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A 26 year-old Canadian girl currently living in England for a culinary career. Fell in love with country music and cooking at a young age, and looks for a way to do both.