Kylie Minogue’s ‘Aphrodite’ Album Inspired by Dolly Parton
She may be one of pop music's biggest international superstars, but Australia native Kylie Minogue says the creative spark for her latest album, 'Aphrodite' came from straight from one of country music's legends.
Working with British producer Stuart Price, whose eclectic list of credits include Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Seal and Missy Elliott, Kylie insisted that even he don the appropriate attire for the recording sessions. "Stuart dressed as the cowboy playing Kenny Rogers and I came in and punched out a good old rendition of 'Yeehaa' and 'All The Lovers' [the album's lead-off single] in Dolly Parton style," Kylie reveals.
But just because the Grammy-winning singer dove into country music to find inspiration for the album, she has no plans of abandoning her multi-platinum-selling pop career to take a crack at country music anytime soon. "I definitely think it's a return to form," she acknowledges of the new disc. "I was lost at the start and didn't know what kind of album I wanted to make but when Stuart came on board it all came together. I had a lot of sleepless nights and stress getting it together but I'm so happy with the end result."
Looks like the inspiration worked for Kylie. The album, which debuted at No.2 on the charts, is already expected to beat her best-seller to date -- her multi-platinum 2001 CD, 'Fever.' She's already making plans for a 2011 worldwide tour.