Looks like K. Michelle isn’t the only R&B star jumping on the country wave! While speaking with Billboard, Monica spoke openly about her upbringing and how her childhood led to the start of her music career, and it looks like she’s about to step into a whole new genre.
Monica confirmed that she was actually working on a country album and revealed that she has loved country music since childhood.
“I grew up listening to country music and my stepfather who raised me is a Methodist minister, but he also drove buses and took us to Nashville, Gatlinburg and Dollywood, Tennessee,” she said. “When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I became a really big fan of Dolly Parton. That was my real introduction to country music. “
Monica was asked to star in Jimmie Allen’s country song “Pray,” which is said to have been an act of fate for not letting anyone know that she was working on her own country project.
“Jimmie Allen is an amazing guy who loves his family and knows they’ve got him through so many things. That’s what we reported the most, ”said Monica. “Jimmie didn’t call me about ‘Pray’ because he heard I was doing a country album, nobody knew. He called because he wanted me there, that is, it was meant [to be].
Although Monica is in the booth to familiarize herself with the genre of her childhood that she fell in love with, she stepped into The Shade Room to confirm that her die-hard R&B fans are about to get some love too.
“Thank you shadow room! My R&B album is now ready and going to be released first, ”she wrote.
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