March 02, 2009 12:00 PM

>The “Love Will Lead You Back” singer, 46, switches genres for CMT’s reality competition Gone Country.

YOU’RE NOT KNOWN FOR COUNTRY MUSIC. Being in the business 20 years, I think the country audience respects my voice. If you can have those people in your pocket, they will stay with you forever.

WHY DO THIS SHOW? Look at American Idol. The way you sell records is through television.

WILL YOU MAKE A COUNTRY ALBUM? I won’t say no. I’ve been on every other chart! And I’m going back to Nashville because it really clicked for me.

DO YOUR TWINS LEVI AND ASTARIA, 7, KEEP YOU YOUNG? What they have done is inspire me. They are my future. I know they’re going to be little rock stars.

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