Adele Points to Newfound Country/Bluegrass Influences

Adele Points to Newfound Country/Bluegrass Influences
Much-heralded UK-based songstress Adele has let slip that her third album just may have a country-western music feel to it -- and her recent North American tour is to blame.

Still riding high off the stratospheric success of her acclaimed 21 sophomore album, the "Rolling in the Deep" singer notes that she intends to continue her crossover exploration of American styles of music, particularly the Deep South sound that she immersed herself in during tour stops in Texas and Tennessee.

"I was exposed to a lot of country, rockabilly and bluegrass because I was touring for such a long time," the soulful 23-year old recently revealed in an interview with the UK's Sun newspaper. "The melodies and to-the-point lyrics I have found in a lot of American styles of music is definitely something I'm going be pursuing heavily from now on. I want to spend some time in Austin in Texas and Nashville, Tennessee, and learn about it."

Adele is currently up for an impressive seven MTV Video Music Awards and will make her VMA debut by performing onstage at the 2011 edition of the award show on August 28.

As previously reported, she also has her upcoming rescheduled North American tour to attend to. You can see all the dates below.

Tour dates:

8/9 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
8/11 Troutdale, OR - Edgefield
8/12 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
8/14 Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre
8/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
8/17 Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
8/18 San Diego, CA - Open Air Theater
8/20 Las Vegas, CA - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Chelsea Ballroom
8/21 Salt Lake City, UT - Gallivan Center
8/24 Saint Paul, MN - Theatre at Xcel Energy Center
9/4 Plymouth, UK - Plymouth Pavilions
9/5 Bournemouth, UK - BIC

9/7 Cardiff, Wales - International Arena
9/8 Blackpool, UK - Empress Ballroom
9/10 Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
9/11 Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
9/13 Leicester, UK - De Montford Hall
9/14 Newcastle, UK - 02 Academy
9/16 Manchester, UK - Apollo
9/17 Manchester, UK - Apollo
9/19 London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
9/20 London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
9/22 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
9/24 Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall
9/25 Glasgow, UK - 02 Academy
10/7 Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Spa & Resort: Event Center
10/8 Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
10/10 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
10/11 Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/13 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
10/14 Miami, FL - Waterfront Theater at American Airlines Arena
10/16 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
10/18 Spring, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/19 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
10/21 Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie