by Danica Ruberti
Now that we know “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale has signed with big-time label Hollywood Records, the 23-year-old has fans wondering what she has up her sleeve. Well, don’t be surprised if you’re stuck like glue to her new album when Lucy goes country with Sugarland singer, guitarist and songwriter Kristian Bush!
Kristian sings alongside vocal giant Jennifer Nettles in Sugarland— the platinum-selling band that is known to get your hips swayin’ and your feet movin’. MTV News caught up with Lucy and got the scoop on her upcoming collaboration and the details on her new country-esque album.
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“We have a week off from ['Pretty Little Liars'], and I’m flying to Atlanta to write with Kristian Bush from Sugarland,” Lucy told us when asked about this upcoming collaboration. “They’re the biggest country band out there, and I don’t even know how I got that. I don’t even know! I got an email about it and it was obviously a no-brainer.”
A no-brainer not only because Sugarland is a country giant, but also because this is exactly the direction Lucy wants to take her new album. And we’re happy to say Hollywood Records head Ken Bunt is eager to make Lucy’s vision with this upcoming record come true.
“I told him [I wanted to sing] country, so I’m going to do a country/pop album, and I couldn’t be more excited,” she said. “I grew up in Tennessee, so that’s always been my heart and soul. It’s hard to come across a true country fan in L.A., but it’s true that the fans are so loyal, once you’re in their circle, you’re in for your entire career. It just really speaks to me. Country music has so much soul and is so heartfelt. I think it’s a perfect fit for me. I think it will surprise people.”
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