Ed Sheeran’s next chapter might look like a country road and guitar.
The singer recently spoke with Billboard ahead of his performance at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards in Frisco, Texas. Speaking about his music, the singer shared his interest in adding a new genre to his discography.
“I talk about this to my wife all the time. I would love to transition into country,” he told the outlet. “I love the culture of it; I just love the songwriting. It’s just like, brilliant songs.”
By way of explanation, Sheeran credited his longtime friend Taylor Swift for his interest in country music. “It was only being on Taylor’s 'Red' tour and living in Nashville and her basically introducing me to that side of it,” he explained, adding that “there’s a radio station in England called (CountryLine Radio) that me and my wife have on all day, every day in the kitchen.”