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March 25, 2004

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When Alan Jackson sang “Gone Country” several years ago, everybody thought it was a satire. But it’s getting more real every day. The Tennessean reports Poison lead singer Bret Michaels is close to signing a country deal, on the new indie label Lofton Creek Records.

Michaels lived in Nashville for a few years in the late 1990s and was back there this month spending time with singer-songwriter Jeffrey Steele, who recently signed with Lofton Creek. Reportedly, Michaels is planning a country version of his song “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” And he’s already dipped his toes into a country career. He makes a cameo in Tracy Lawrence’s upcoming video for “It’s All How You Look At It.”

Michaels web site confirms the singer’s transition to country. The home page shows the former pop star donning a cowboy hat in photos with Brad Paisley, Uncle Kracker and Keith Urban. He also reports that he will release a country CD called “The Other Side of Me” later this year.

Courtesy of Associated Press