The 44-year-old singer and his bandmate Richie Sambora are expected to record the disc with veteran country musicians.
"The change is in the music - it's time for change. 'Keep The Faith' was why we stayed relevant in the '90s. In 2000, we changed again when we did 'It's My Life'. That's when a new generation discovered us," Contactmusic quoted him as telling the New York Post.
"We didn't plan any of that, it just happened. I can smell change coming again. I'm thinking of a Nashville sessions record. I'd like to knock out a quick record with a few country writers and artists and me and Richie. I'd like to get two or three artists to do duets with. I'd like to give a couple of Nashville songwriters a chance to shine, and Richie and I would write a few songs to prove we could hold our own with these guys," he added.
The singer made history by becoming the first rock band to top the US country chart earlier this year with his award-winning duet with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, "Who Says You Can't Go Home." (ANI)
And just because I like to spread the Hanson love, just thought I'd share that the guys were recently recording parts of the new album (due early 2007) in South Africa. Here's a studio pic (from Tulsa, not Africa) :