Ariana Grande Says ‘Hell Yeah’ To Country Music

"If that opportunity, when it comes along, I'd have to say, 'Hell yeah!'" said Grande.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Ariana Grande Says ‘Hell Yeah’ To Country Music
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Could pop sensation Ariana Grande go country? It’s possible, said the 23-year-old in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Grande, who is currently preparing for her Dangerous Woman Tour and role in NBC’s Hairspray Live!, opened up about her desire to dip her toes into the country genre while backstage at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas last weekend.

“My grandpa, he always wanted me to do something in the country world. I don’t know if that would ever happen. If that opportunity, when it comes along, I’d have to say, ‘Hell yeah!'” she explained to host Elvis Duran.

While her knowledge of country music is limited, she does admit she got a little education from her dad growing up.

“My dad was a really big Dixie Chicks fan, so that’s the most country I’ve been exposed to,” said Grande. “I definitely need to do more country music homework.”

Grande’s toes have already waded into the country pool as she appears as a songwriter on Ronnie Dunn’s upcoming album, Tattooed Heart. The song appears as the title track to the project, set for release in late October.