December 17th, 2010
04:56 PM ET
Yikes! Was that the sound of a million, screaming tween girls recoiling in horror?
Don't worry fans, Justin Bieber isn't planning on ditching his hip-hop bling for cowboy boots any time soon. But the teen sensation is teaming up with country music group Rascal Flatts to record a duet in 2011 - and it was Biebs' idea.
"[Justin] asked us to do a duet with him on his next record," Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox told WSIX. "It's actually a really good song!"
Is it just us, or does he sound surprised? What's not a surprise is that Bieber's incorporating a little down-on-the-farm into his music repertoire.
He broke into a full verse of Alan Jackson's "Chattahoochee" in Nashville in August after being asked by a reporter for a list of his favorite country singers. As CMT put it, you've got to respect any teenager who can sing a country song that topped the charts a year before he was born.
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