Bon Jovi Goes (A Little Bit) Country
Call it a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll. New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi released their 12th studio album, 'Lost Highway,' today. It's an album frontman Jon Bon Jovi describes as "a Bon Jovi record influenced by Nashville."
"I've been going to Nashville since 1991," Bon Jovi says of his second-home. "Nashville is all about songs and songwriters. If you're someone like me who loves songs and hanging out with songwriters, Nashville is the place. I thrive on that feeling and I'm inspired by that creative ambience."
The result is is a 12-song disc that will still resonate with the die-hard rock fans who have adored Bon Jovi throughout the years. 'Lost Highway' is simply a more lyrically driven album, with the first single, '(You Want To) Make a Memory' already crossing over to pop, rock and country radio.
Twang isn't a new concept for the band. Bon Jovi made history last year as the first rock group with a No.1 single on Billboard's country charts -- their duet with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, 'Who Says You Can't Go Home,' which also earned the band its very first Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.
Bon Jovi is set to open the new Prudential Center in Newark, NJ with 10 shows. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on June 23.