Bon Jovi: “Lost Highway”
Producers: John Shanks, Dann Huff
Label: Mercury Nashville
Release Date: June 19

Inspired by the crossover success of "Who Says You Can't Go Home," a No. 1 hit at country radio, Bon Jovi gives its open-hearted stadium rock a Nashville makeover. "Lost Highway" is a collection of carefully country-flavored, classic-sounding tunes emphasizing acoustic guitars and personal storytelling—from the regretful "Whole Lot of Leaving" and the breezy "Any Other Day" to the charming "Seat Next to You." Making new friends, the boys party-rock with Big & Rich ("We Got It Goin' On") and slow-dance with LeAnn Rimes on "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore," an intimate duet. Old fans may gasp at the fiddles on the opening title track, and somewhere out there, Keith Urban will blush. But this is an exciting new chapter for Bon Jovi, one that started more than 20 years ago with the line, "I'm a cowboy/On a steel horse I ride." --Sven Philipp