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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