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Ed Sheeran dreams of moving into country music and we can already hear the banjos

Ed Sheeran dreams of moving into country music and we can already hear the banjos

Well yee haw to that and swing your partner round and round.

Ed Sheeran has revealed he would love to transition into country music, only days after he announced he would quit music altogether if he lost a court case that accused him of ripping off a Marvin Gaye song.

In what was a relief for fans around the globe, Sheeran was found to not have plagiarised Gaye's 1973 funk/soul classic 'Lets Get It On'.

So, depending on how you feel about country music, you'll be thrilled to hear that Sheeran has been day dreaming of making his very own hoe down album which would be perfect for you to listen to as you swing your partner round and round.

It's either that, or the news will have you calling for your duelling pistols at dawn.

There is no in between. Country music is a divisive genre, after all.

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But, regardless of what we feel about donning a pair of spurs, a cowboy hat, and boot scootin' our way around town, it's Sheeran's dream.

"I talk about this to my wife all the time,” he told Billboard.

"I would love to transition into country."

He added: "I love the culture of it, I just love the songwriting. It’s just like brilliant songs."

And you'll never guess who we have to thank for the possible genre shake-up.

He's been inspired by none other than his celebrity pal Taylor Swift.

"I’d never really listened to country music as a kid growing up," Sheeran said.

"It was only being on Taylor’s Red tour and living in Nashville and her basically introducing me to that side of it."

But now Sheeran is a convert to the sweet, sweet sounds of the banjo and pedal steel guitar.

He went on to add a sweet little insight to his home life, revealing 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'.

Sheeran and Swift.
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Swift has ushered country music into a mainstream international boom - or so thinks The Boot - had an international boom, with the re-release of he entire back catalogue - including three country albums and four if you include Red - bringing the dulcet tones of Nashville back to the national stage,

Sheeran reckons more country artists will experience global success as a result.

"Luke Combs could probably play a stadium in England," he said.

"I think if he put on [a show at] Wembley [Stadium] next summer, he could sell it."

If you're unfamiliar with Luke Combs, you should look him up as he is rather good.

And he's already on a world tour right now and is playing two O2 Arena dates in London in October.

But, hey - Wembley beckons.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Ed Sheeran, Music, Celebrity, Taylor Swift