Pop superstar Beyonce is set to shock her hardened fans - with a country and western-inspired album.
The Crazy In Love hitmaker has reportedly enlisted the help of award winning singer/songwriter Amanda Ghost - the creative force behind James Blunt hit You're Beautiful - for the project.
According to sources, the singer opted for a new musical direction after singing a country version of her hit Irreplaceable at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles last weekend.
A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Beyonce wants to try something completely different. She's a fan of country music and thought that would be an interesting and exciting way to go. She contacted Amanda early this week and she is going over to work with her on it."