Justin Bieber confirms Rascal Flatts collaboration

Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 09:24 AM IST

New York: After releasing a single with Ludacris, getting remixed by Kanye West and hanging with Drake, Justin Bieber is briefly setting aside his hip-hop ties to explore country music.

Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox has revealed that the country group has recorded a song with the pop star.

"(Justin) asked us to do a duet with him on his next record," LeVox told Nashville radio station WSIX. "It`s actually a really good song!"

Bieber confirmed the pairing on Twitter Sunday, writing, "I love @RascalFlatts and I`m honored that they are making music with me." He also posted a link to a YouTube video that featured Rascal Flatts` song "My Wish."

LeVox and his bandmates are the latest artists attached to Bieber`s in-the-works follow-up to "My World 2.0": Ne-Yo told Billboard.com in October that he was "writing some songs" with Bieber, and the pop star hung out in the studio with Diddy last week. A new track, "Latin Girl," leaked online earlier this month, but it was not known if it would appear on the album.

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