Gone Country: Steven Tyler To Release Country Album
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has reportedly moved to Nashville and is working with a cast of various hit country songsmiths in preparation for a solo album steeped in country music. Tyler is reportedly ready to sign a deal with Taylor Swift’s record label, Big Machine. The album may surface as early as November, or could be released in 2016. There is currently no word on any upcoming Aerosmith releases.
Tyler showed up at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards to present an award with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, both of whom Tyler has performed with in the past. He did a duet with Underwood at the 2011 award show, and also appeared with her on an episode of Crossroads on CMT in 2012. Tyler appeared with Paisley on the 2014 CMA Country Christmas special on ABC (see video below).
The Aerosmith frontman is said to have moved to Nashville in January and is working on songs with songwriter Brett James, who co-wrote Carrie Underwood’s, “Cowboy Casanova,” and “Jesus Take The Wheel” and Martina McBride’s “Blessed.” Tyler has also been writing with Jaren Johnston, who co-wrote Eric Church’s “Raise ‘Em Up,” and Tim McGraw’s “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s.”
Tyler himself posted a picture and message on his Facebook account on March 31 saying he was "growin' some new songs with Lindsey Lee Taylor and Eric Paslay," who have worked with Miley Cyrus and Jake Owens, respectively.
Check out Steven Tyler and Paisley tearing it up on this Chuck Berry Christmas classic.:
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