Speaking to the newspaper in Franklin, Tenn., where he was doing a fund-raiser golf tournament, Littrell said:
"It intrigues me. When the Backstreet Boys were riding high, my mom said, 'The Backstreet Boys are a mere stepping stone for you.' I didn't know what she meant then, but now I think I do. We've sold 68 million albums, and I would never have imagined selling that many. Why not use that as a tool?"
Provident Music Group President Terry Hemmings said the Littrell album would be released on Franklin-based Provident's Reunion Records label.
"It's something he's always wanted to do, and I think people will respond," Hemmings said.
Littrell told the Tennessean he will also continue to record with the Backstreet Boys.