Robert Plant Reacts To Being Considered As A Country Singer

If there is one thing we can associate Robert Plant with is indeed rock and roll music, which is a perfect match with his singing style. Yet, surprisingly enough, his latest Grammy nomination came from another genre, country, for Best Duo Performance with Alison Krauss. Recently speaking to Billboard, Plant shared his thoughts about being nominated in the country category.

In his solo career after Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant explored different sounds like blues, folk, and country without relying on the band’s massive rock and roll legacy. His latest collaborative album with Alison Krauss, ‘Raise the Roof,’ has been highly appreciated while receiving three Grammy award nominations. Besides Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song for ‘High and Lonesome,’ the pair was nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for ‘Going Where the Lonely Go.’

“The idea of us being considered to be a country duet is fascinating,” Plant said about the news. “The thing is, a nomination is a nomination — the very fact that it’s been recognized that we’ve had a good time is more than I could imagine. I didn’t get many Grammys… So, to be nominated as a country duet is out of my normal radar.”

While admitting the nomination was unexpected, the singer sounded happy that their effort was appreciated. He added, “It’s great. I love it, and I also know that we did a pretty good job. I learned a lot, and continue to learn, which is what I want to do. I do think that’s pretty cool.”

So, Robert Plant thinks he still has a lot to learn, although he is now an experienced singer with over five decades in the music industry. It looks like he will keep pushing his limits and never avoid trying new things. This also means that we all should be ready to hear many other surprises from Plant in the near future.