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Tyler turns "red"

Monday, January 4, 2016 – Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler released a new single today, "Red White And You."

The song is from his first solo disc, presumably dropping sometime this year on Dot Records, a subsidiary of Big Machine Label Group. Tyler wrote the song with Nathan Barlowe, Levi Hummon and Jon Vella. Dann Huff produced the song along with Tyler.

Tyler utilizes mandolin to kick off the melodic song, which clocks in at 3:06. The tune then takes a more upbeat rock beat with his vocals kept high in the mix.

Tyler's first single, "Love Is Your Name," was released in May 2015 and reached 19 on the Billboard charts. Tyler has been working on his country disc for about one year, which is when he moved to Nashville.

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