Bret Michaels Wants Country Collaborators
Poison frontman Bret Michaels tells CMT he will release a contemporary country-Americana album in late December or early January, tentatively titled Bret Michaels: Once a Cowboy, Always a Cowboy. He admits there are a lot of country artists he would love to work with, including Garth Brooks (one of his "all-time favorites"), Martina McBride (who he says has an "unbelievable voice") and Kenny Chesney (by either performing together or writing him a song). Bret also promises Taylor Swift, "I've got a good song for us to collaborate on."
Michaels is also returning to the reality show spotlight in Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It, premiering in October on VH1. The show follows the singer, his girlfriend Kristi and their two daughters, Raine and Jorja, as Bret balances his personal and professional life. He says the series "gives people a sense between what Rock of Love was, where Celebrity Apprentice took me and what my real life with my kids and Kristi is like." Michaels admits he's driven, elaborating, "I'm never quite satisfied, so I always feel like there's something more I could have done better." Brett adds, "For better or for worse, for right or wrong, I believe in what I'm doing, and sometimes my blessing is not knowing any better."