Ali Lohan considers herself a country singer.

Sources say Ali -- who was last seen trying to launch a career as a NYC fashion model -- has been writing songs and working with a singing coach.

According to TMZ, Ali and mom Dina, went to Nashville last month to meet with producers. She's also learning to play different musical instruments.

Allegedly, Ali already scored a $120K contract offer from one label -- which also includes business roles for Dina and Ali's dad, Michael.

Ali is still meeting with other music execs... hoping for an even better deal.