The country music influences that have underscored some of Sheryl Crow's finest work are about to become even more pronounced on the new album she's recording for Warner Music Nashville.

The truth is that Crow's country radio airplay dates back to 2002 with her collaboration with Kid Rock on "Picture," followed by her solo version of Cat Stevens' "The First Cut Is the Deepest" and her contributions to Brooks & Dunn's "Building Bridges" and Vince Gill's "What You Give Away."

In January, she premiered "Easy," the first single from her upcoming country project, on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Her record label will release the song on March 11.

I think Sheryl Crow is a perfect fit for country music - no doubt at all that she is respectful of the genre, and we welcome her to the family!