Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is premiering his first country single, “Love Is Your Name.”
Tyler has been in Nashville since January working with songwriters on material for his debut solo album on Big Machine Records’ affiliated label Dot Records.
"The first day in the studio I recorded a song that became my first single,” says the singer, “and if 'Love is Your Name', then Nashville's my new girlfriend. I guess you could call that Beginner's Luck."
The rocker announced his intent to record a country album during a Twitter Q&A last October.
"Country, to me, has always been oversimplified, by an accent, a truck, cowboy boots, a dirt road, a back porch," Tyler tells USA Today. "But I think it's more about freedom and pride and hard work and the girl. And knowing everybody's first name in town, you know? There were 1,200 people in my town when I grew up. That, to me, is country."
Tyler will join Aerosmith for the Blue Army Tour, with summer dates set to start June 13 in Glendale, Arizona….after that, he’ll return to Nashville to work on his debut solo album.
"I've got to find time to come back and record these songs after the Aerosmith tour," he adds. "But I flit from flower to flower, country to country, looking for good times and singing about the last time. That's what I'm putting into the country songs."
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