Is Katy Perry Going Country?
“My favorite record is Patty Griffin’s ‘Flaming Red.’ I discovered it when I was in Nashville,” she said. “I definitely want to do a Patty Griffin-esque thing at some point. It’s something that I’m really excited about because I know I can do it and I haven’t really played that card yet.”
While Perry hasn’t released any country music of her own yet, she did write a country-pop ditty for Jessie James. Perry’s ‘Bullet‘ demo hit the web in January, and Perry pulls off country pretty well!
”My momma warned me ’bout boys like you / It’s the reason I wear these steel-toed boots / I’m gonna give you a little piece of advice / My papa packs heat and he won’t think twice,” Perry croons in the track. “Grab your hat, better get gone / But if you stay, you’ve been warned.” It’s clear she gets the gist of the lyrical content common to country songs — all that’s missing is a pickup truck. Could a collaboration with pal Taylor Swift be in order?
Perhaps Perry’s split with ex Russell Brand will inspire some banj0-backed lovelorn tracks. Maybe we shouldn’t get too used to seeing her rainbow hair just in case she starts obscuring it with cowboy hats!