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Aerosmith's Tyler goes country

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 – Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler said last night at the Grand Ole Opry that he was working on a country album, according to Rolling Stone Country.

Rumors have been floating in recent months that the hard rocker was doing the country thing. Tyler walked onstage at the Opry on Tuesday while Eric Paslay was doing his two songs and made the announcement.

Tyler apparently has been working with Eric and songwriter Lindsey Lee Taylor.

Taylor, who has worked with Paslay, Chris Destefano and Marti Frederiksen, wrote on her Instagram feed about Paslay and Tyler, "day 2 with these two :) I might be the luckiest girl on the planet this week. there are no words to express how undeserving I feel to be making music with these geniuses, but somehow I know I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. the past couple of days have been magical. I know God brought the 3 of us together to do something special. I am just itching for the world to hear this new music... and I am BEYOND grateful to be a part of it. welcome to Nashville Steven Tyler!!!"

There was no information about a label, release date or anything else, although sings point to Tyler signing with Big Machine.

Tyler's foray into country is not new. He said that Aerosmith once recorded a B-side for Willie Nelson. Tyler also sang with Carrie Underwood on Aerosmith's "Music From Another Dimension!"

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