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Monica Reveals She's Working on a New Country Album

Monica Reveals She's Working on a New Country Album

Monica is teasing something new!

In an interview with Billboard about her new album Trenches, the R&B singer and “Angel of Mine” performer revealed that she plans switching genres for her next album and has a collaboration with a country-music superstar in mind.

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“I grew up loving country music and my stepfather, who raised me, is a Methodist minister, but he also drove buses and he would take us to Nashville, Gatlinburg, and Dollywood in Tennessee,” she shared.

“I became a really big fan of Dolly Parton, at about eight or nine years old. That was my real introduction to country music,” she continued. “Shortly after, it was Kenny Rogers. I started listening to the depth of the songs and the fact that they were unafraid to say whatever it was they felt. I felt like this was a great time for me to really step into an area that I’ve always admired and loved. We’re just getting started but I have so enjoyed it and been welcomed with open arms.”

Monica recently worked with Jimmie Allen and Little Big Town on the track “Pray” and she opened up about their collaboration.

Jimmie Allen is an incredible guy who loves his family and knows they’ve brought him through a tremendous amount of things,” she told the outlet. “That’s what we related most about.”

“I met Little Big Town when Brandi Carlile and I were in the studio working on my country album — it may be out before the end of the year — and I heard harmonies up the hallway. That turned into them participating on ‘Pray’, so it was one of those real organic situations after Jimmie called me about doing the record,” she added.

Last year Monica teamed up with Brandy for a Verzuz battle. Check it out!

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