Steven Tyler To Sign With Mega Country Label, Release Country Album

Steven Tyler is expected to sign with Big Machine Label Group within the next few weeks, and the Aerosmith singer is already working on a country album for the Nashville-based label, according to Billboard.

Tyler, who announced his intent to record a country album during a Twitter Q&A last October, relocated to Nashville in January and began collaborating with songwriters, including top tunesmith Brett James, who co-wrote Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” and “Jesus Take the Wheel,” as well as Martina McBride’s “Blessed.” Also on his list is the Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston, who co-wrote current hits as Keith Urban and Eric Church’s “Raise ‘Em Up” and Tim McGraw’s recent No. 2 hit, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s.” Big Machine’s A&R staffers are lining up Tyler’s writing sessions. Tyler is also keeping an ear tuned to country radio. “He’ll hear a song and go, ‘Who was that?'” says Billboard.

This should be interesting – what do you think his sound will be? Let us know in the comments!

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