Tyler becomes "Somebody From Somewhere"
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
– Steven Tyler will release his debut solo album on July 15 on Dot Records.
"We're All Somebody From Somewhere" was co-produced by Tyler. T Bone Burnett, Dann Huff, Marti Frederiksen and Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three) also produced the 13-song release.
The title track will be released as the third single on June 24. Tyler already has released "Love is Your Name" and "Red, White & You" as singles, but neither made much of an impact on the charts.
"I headed down to Nashville last spring to start working on this project, wrote some kick ass songs with some of Music City's finest songwriters and now we get to share them with the world on July 15," said Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith. "Country music is the new rock 'n roll. It's not just about porches, dogs and kicking your boots up. It's a whole lot more. It's about being real. And nothing is more real than understanding 'We're All Just Somebody From Somewhere'."
Tyler also will launch the19-city solo tour, Steven Tyler's Out on a Limb." Backed by his Nashville-based band, Loving Mary, Tyler will mix stories and song.
Tyler will perform during CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium June 11 and join NBC's TODAY show Citi Concert Series for a live performance from Rockefeller Plaza on June 24.
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