Today, Bon Jovi releases Lost Highway, a critically acclaimed attempt at being a little bit country, a little bit rock n' roll. The new album was recorded in Nashville, and immediately sent shock waves through the glam community.
We're talking about New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi, folks. The same people that recorded "Dead or Alive" are now softening their sound even more - casting a wider net - and garnering an even larger mass appeal.
Recently, Bon Jovi became the first rock band in history to have a number one country tune. That hit song is "Who Says You Can't Go Home."
This morning, New Jersey's favorite sons appeared on the Today show for a special, record launch concert. Bon Jovi performed the aforementioned track plus the first single from Lost Highway "Make a Memory."
When Today show host Matt Lauer questioned the beautiful Jon Bon Jovi about the Nashville recording experience, Jon responded "It was a natural fit for us."
I'm not so sure about natural, but definitely intelligent from an album sales point-of-view. Of course Bon Jovi is selling-out by going country. Still, more fans know them for Slippery When Wet than Have a Nice Day.
Bon Jovi is planning a world tour starting January 2008.
I hope they stop in Ohio, but if the tickets are at the current price point of $500, they can forget it!
Watch this video: Bon Jovi "Make a Memory."