His 2006 self-titled album kind of hinted at it, but now Ben Kweller isn't hiding it anymore: he's a country boy. His yet to be released 2009 album Changing Horses is a full out ho-down, with country influences on all the songs. Many of them feel like Conor Oberst at his most country-fied.
The album comes out February 3rd. In the meantime, here's a preview via a live performance of one of the new tracks, "Gypsy Rose".