Justin Timberlake Wants to Be a Country Music Star

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Justin Timberlake's Memphis, Tenn. roots are showing through. After his huge success in pop and R&B music, the "TKO" crooner wants to take on country. Find out what he said! ABC'sJustin Timberlake's Memphis, Tenn. roots are showing through.

The "TKO" crooner, who has already achieved huge success in the pop/R&B realm, is ready to take a crack at country music.

"I still got my eyes set on a Best Country Album," he told SiriusXM's "The Highway Hot 30 Live" host Storme Warren, who asked about his nominations for the upcoming American Music Awards. "There is time for that."

As for what prompted his craving for country, look no further than Justin's hometown.

"[I] Grew up outside of Memphis, Tennessee," he continued. "Listened to country music, R&B music, classic rock, you know, everything."

And it looks like he's already dabbling in the genre.

The singer revealed there is a bit of country twang in his new single "Drink You Away" from his album 20/20 Experience Part 2.

"It's a country song to me," Justin said, adding, "Mama, I made it. I'm on the Highway," when the radio station play the song.

Justin has taken a dip into the country music world before that song though, singing harmonies on Alabama's 1999 cover of "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You," and crooning with Reba McEntire on "The Only Promise That Remains," which he co-wrote, according to Billboard.

What do you think? Can Justin make it as a country star?

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