Justin Timberlake says he wants a career in country music

Singer says he fancies nabbing a Grammy for Best Country Album

Justin Timberlake says he wants a career in country music

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Justin Timberlake has said that he wants to embark on a career in country music.

The singer, who made his comeback with his album 'The 20:20 Experience' in March of this year before following it up with a sequel in September, told SiriusXM that he was interested in pursuing a different sort of musical career in the future.

Asked if he still had dreams of making country music in the future, Timberlake replied: "They're still alive. I just did an interview earlier today and I said, 'I'm America, that's what I am – in all sense of the word. I grew up outside of Memphis, Tennessee, and I listened to country music, R&B music, classic rock... everything."

He concluded by referencing the Grammy Awards and stating: "I still got my eyes on a Best Country Album. There's time for that."

Last week (November 13), Timberlake hit out at critics of 'The 20:20 Experience: 2 Of 2 and his recent film Runner Runner and said he feels like someone "took a shit" on his face when he gets a bad review. The singer is set to play a run of UK arena shows in 2014, calling at Sheffield, London, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham.

Justin Timberlake will play:

Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (March 30)
London O2 Arena (April 1)
Glasgow The SSE Hydro (4)
Manchester Phones 4U Arena (7)
Birmingham LG Arena (11)


Tickets will go onsale on Friday (October 4). A pre-sale will begin tomorrow (October 1) for fans who sign up at the singer's website. To check the availability of Suede tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.


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