The Aerosmith frontman confirms a deal to release his upcoming country album on one of Big Machine’s labels.
Steven Tyler has officially signed with Dot Records, the division of Big Machine Label Group revived by Scott Borchetta last year. Big Machine Label Group is also home to Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line and many more huge country stars.
Tyler relocated to Nashville earlier this year, and rumors about the project began circulating shortly after. He had previously teased the upcoming album at a surprise Grand Ole Opry appearance during Eric Paslay’s performance. Paslay, along with Hillary Lindsey, Cary Barlowe and the Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston have collaborated on songs with Tyler over the past few months.
“There was an immediate connection with Scott and Big Machine, and Nashville seems like the perfect segue for a solo project. . . and Dot Records is the right fit. My earliest influences put me somewhere between the Everly Brothers and the Carter Family, and this project is all about me paying homage to my country roots,” Tyler told Rolling Stone. “I’ve been working with some f***ing epic Nashville songwriters, getting my feet wet with the style and groove.”
Tyler will release his album later this year, but he has not announced a specific date, title, tracklist or any other information.