Bret Michaels is known for being a rocker, but he's definitely got a country side, which he's proudly showing off in a new song called "Girls on Bars." The Poison vocalist talked with Sam Alex of Taste of Country Nights about his love for country — especially Chris Young!

"Girls on Bars" will remind his rock fans of some of Michaels' other upbeat anthems, but even with a side of rock, this one's headed to country radio. The rocker admits he didn't go into the writing process looking to write a country or a rock song, but instead focused on a feeling.

“When I was writing ‘Girls on Bars’ [with] Luke Laird ... I said, ‘I need a summer feel,'" he tells Alex. "When I wrote this song, I wrote it to be, you know, play in the country format and also the rock format. It’s a very Americana song, but I said, ‘Luke, I wanna write a song that reminds me of summer.’"

Adds Michaels, "What do we wanna see? We wanna see girls dancing on bars, partying, having fun. When I say that, it’s more of just an image of you work hard all week, then have a great time."

Michaels truly loves country music, and he seems to be particularly fond of Chris Young. He even reveals there's the possibility of a collaboration in the future. “Chris is great because he’s a great mixture, to me, of traditional country mixed with modern," says the Poison singer. "It’s like a perfect clash going on but that voice — you can’t beat that voice."

Hey, we can't argue with that.

Sam Alex is the host of Taste of Country Nights radio, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 60 Townsquare Media Group stations nationwide.

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