Ed Sheeran Expresses Interest in Exploring Country Music Genre.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, the popular British pop star, is currently in Frisco, Texas for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. He will be performing two songs at the event, one of which is a solo performance of his song “Life Goes On” from his latest album, “(Subtract).” The other song will be a surprise collaboration with a country music artist.

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While this performance is exciting, the bigger news is that Sheeran expressed his openness to venturing into the country music genre in the future. In an interview with Billboard backstage at the ACM Awards rehearsals, he shared his admiration for country music, particularly the culture and songwriting. Sheeran mentioned that he and his wife listen to country music regularly at home, and he credits Taylor Swift, with whom he toured in 2013, for introducing him to the genre. Despite not growing up with country music, he has developed a deep appreciation for it.

Interestingly, Sheeran is no stranger to country music and has had connections to Nashville. He spent some time living in the city and even collaborated with Florida Georgia Line on an unreleased song. In a recent cover story with Rolling Stone, he mentioned lyrics from that collaboration, showcasing his fondness for the genre and Middle America. Moreover, Sheeran joined Luke Combs on stage at the 2022 C2C Festival in London to perform his own song “Dive,” further highlighting his connection to country music.

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Sheeran also expressed his belief that Luke Combs has the potential to sell out larger venues in the United Kingdom, stating that Combs could possibly fill a stadium like Wembley. He praised Combs’ talent and predicted his success in the UK music scene.

In other news, Ed Sheeran recently faced a copyright lawsuit trial in New York, where a jury found him not liable. The lawsuit alleged that Sheeran had copied Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” for his song “Thinking Out Loud.” The verdict ruled in Sheeran’s favor, dismissing the accusations.

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With his performance at the ACM Awards and his expressed interest in country music, Ed Sheeran is showcasing his versatility as an artist. Fans and music enthusiasts alike will be curious to see if Sheeran explores the country music genre further in his future projects.