At the beginning of December, LeAnn Rimes was already five songs into her upcoming spring 2012 traditional country record. Though she just released ‘Lady & Gentlemen’ in September 2011, Rimes is taking a different angle with this new project, aiming for the simplified more stripped-down sound of traditional -- and original -- country tunes. Rimes will release the record this spring with her longtime label Curb Records. In a series of tweets this week, she offered fans behind-the-curtain peak at her time in the studio.

"After 18 years of albums, I never get tired of creating & always get a little nervous," the star tweeted Tuesday afternoon (March 13). "Today, I'm a kid in a candy store." Later that night, she hit Twitter again, this time sharing a little more about her progress. "Recorded three amazing songs today," she shared. "Surrounded by the best and so proud of what we're doing."

Just a day later, on Wednesday, the 29-year-old songstress sent out a message from the studio, offering a quick video clip (see below) of a computer and the audio of one of her freshl- recorded songs. Later in the afternoon, Rimes lightheartedly tweeted, "Recording a song called 'A Girl Like You' w/ all men in the studio is way awkward."

Though the 'Blue' hitmaker has been with Curb since she was just a little 11-year-old child prodigy, she'll be moving on after this record. The country songstress maintains that her decision is not related to the lawsuit Tim McGraw was embroiled in with Curb Records late last year.

Hear a Snippet of a New LeAnn Rimes Song