OFFSTAGE: Justin Bieber Recruits More Country Acts

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How many country artists does it take to make a Justin Bieber Christmas album? Apparently, a lot. We already knew that the Biebs was in the middle of a collab (yes, I just used two nicknames in one sentence) with Taylor Swift. Now he has tweeted that The Band Perry will also be joining him on his much-anticipated upcoming holiday release. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), he wrote, “@thebandperry heard the final version of our song for the Christmas album!! Love it. glad to have you!” And they you, Justin Bieber, I’m sure. His manager, Scooter Braun, had also tweeted around the same time, “Wow. Just got an #epic phonecall regarding @justinbieber xmas album. 1 of the most #Legendary performers ever is joining the album!!” Not sure who he meant by that, but could it be another country singer? A girl can dream.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.