Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler to release solo country album

Frontman announces plans for upcoming LP

Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge, Steven Tyler has unveiled plans to release a solo country album.

The announcement came last night (April 1) during country act Eric Paslay’s acoustic set at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, though many have suspected that the singer has been planning the record for some time. Last year, Tyler told Rolling Stone: “I grew up in the woods of New Hampshire… I have more country in me than people think” and his latest endeavour would appear to affirm this claim.

Tyler is no stranger to the country scene. In the past year, he has performed with country stars including Brad Paisley, Jana’s Kramer, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood.

Details about the record are yet to emerge, but Tyler has reportedly been signed to Taylor Swift’s label Big Machine.

After his induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2013, Tyler mentioned his desire to create a solo record but proceeded to tour the US in 2014 with Aerosmith.