Allen Eyes Country Album
LILY ALLEN is determined to leave her pop music roots behind - she wants to make a country album.
The Smile singer fell in love with Grammy-winning record Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and she's desperate to work with producer Joseph 'T-Bone' Burnett, who helped create the hit disc.
But Allen admits it might be difficult to fulfil her country dreams, because she hasn't got clearance to work in the U.S.
She tells British magazine Q, "I love the whole folky and bluegrass sound. I'd love to do an album like that. I could see myself doing an album with T-Bone Burnett. A mix of Britpop and country would be great. Thing is, my visa application to the U.S. has not been renewed, so I wouldn't be able to go to Nashville and do it."
Allen was denied entry into the U.S. in 2007 after she was arrested on allegations of assault following a scuffle with a photographer in the U.K.
Her detention meant she had to pull out of a planned performance at that summer's MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas, but she had her visa reinstated last year (08).