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2 March 2017, 10:47 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29
The former Spice Girl plans to release new music in a drastically different style to her old band.
Geri Horner has signed to country music legend Dolly Parton's management CTK.
The former Spice Girl, who was better known as Ginger Spice in the girl group, has been focused on relaunching her solo career for some time now and has landed a new deal with the company based in Nashville after her first stab at a country record leaked last year.
An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Geri is really excited about her new music. It will have a country theme but there's going to be a pop influence."
The flame-haired beauty previously revealed she was inspired to get back into the studio after riding a horse with her husband Christian Horner – with whom she has one-month-old son Montague – and she is hoping to use the song she sang on horseback for her record.
The 44-year-old, who also has 10-year-old daughter Bluebell with her ex Sacha Gervasi - shared: "I'm back in the studio. Oh my God, I'm so excited. The strangest place that I've done recording is on horseback in Austin, Texas. Christian was ahead of me and I was singing to the horse. If I've got a melody I want to keep it."
Geri, who released a number of singles including 'It's Raining Men' and 'Lift Me Up' following her departure from the Spice Girls, has enlisted the help of some well known songwriters to help re-launch her music career.
Geri has been working with Amy Wadge, who co-wrote Ed Sheeran's hit single 'Thinking Out Loud', and Eliot Kennedy, who penned the Spice Girls song 'Say You'll Be There'.
Speaking about working with Eliot, she said: "It's beautiful. Elton John and [lyricist] Bernie Taupin, how they have that collaborative feeling, we've been able to do that."
Geri's new record will be the follow-up 2005's 'Passion'.