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Rumor proves true; Tyler signs with Big Machine

Monday, April 6, 2015 – The rumors about Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler are true.

The hard rocker turned country singer apparently is going to release an album on Dot Records, part of the Big Machine Label Group, it was announced Monday.

Tyler previously confirmed the release of a solo country album during a surprise appearance at the Grand Ole Opry. Tyler's first project is expected to be released later this year on Dot Records. He has never released a solo disc apart from Aerosmith.

"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. I've been working with some fucking epic Nashville songwriters, getting my feet wet with their style and groove," Tyler said after the signing.

Tyler joins Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, The Mavericks, Martina McBride and Ronnie Dunn on Big Machine.

"I have never met a more passionate human being than Steven. When he goes in, he goes all in, which is the culture of Dot Records and the Big Machine Label Group," said BMLG President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Borchetta. "I truly cannot wait for the world to hear the phenomenal music that he is creating, and I really feel that this chapter of his career will be among his best. He bleeds love and he bleeds music. Pinch me - it's Steven Fucking Tyler.,"

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