When I think of country music, I don’t exactly think of Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler. But true to his word, he has recently released a new country song and it is surprising everyone. The singer and most notably, front man to the rock and roll group “Aerosmith” has always been a country fan he says. His love for the genre came from stealing his older sisters Everly Brothers singles. Around the same time he also strung an old radio antenna to the tree outside their house in Indiana, where he was able to pick up a signal to a local country station.
The song isn’t something you would normally hear on your favorite country station though, it is rich in harmonies and picks up some modern Mumford & Sons sound, as well as the classic rock rasp of Steven Tyler. The idea started last January, when in Nashville he sang with the legendary LeeAnn Rimes.
Later that same year he made a guest appearance at the CMA’s, teaming up with Brad Paisley. “Country, to me, has always been oversimplified, by an accent, a truck, cowboy boots, a dirt road, a back porch,” he says. “But I think it’s more about freedom and pride and hard work and the girl. And knowing everybody’s first name in town, you know? There were 1,200 people in my town when I grew up. That, to me, is country.”