Iconic songwriter and prolific singer Steven Tyler revealed last week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that his highly anticipated debut solo album will be released July 15th worldwide on Dot Records, underneath the Big Machine Label Group umbrella. Revealing the cover art while chatting with Ellen, Tyler shared that he co-produced the 15-track album entitled We’re All Somebody From Somewhere, alongside legendary musicians/producers T Bone Burnett and Dann Huff in addition to Marti Frederiksen and Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three). On June 24th. Tyler will release the album’s title track “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere” at country radio and digital retail partners everywhere.
“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 15th,” said Tyler. “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.”
A longtime fan of the genre, Tyler’s “powerful and raw” (Rolling Stone Country) voice first hit the country airwaves as “Love Is Your Name” reached #1 on the Billboard Country Streaming Songs chart. He followed with the anthemic “Red, White And You,” which Taste of Country called “an unapologetic slice of good-time commercial country, slickly produced and with a lyric aimed squarely at the work-hard, play-hard values of country’s core audience.”
Fans across the country can experience live versions of the new tracks, in addition to signature hits throughout the limited-run, 19-city solo tour, Steven Tyler’s Out On A Limb. Tickets are now on sale, bringing the dynamic frontman to a series of intimate venues for a once-in-a-lifetime evening with rock royalty. Backed by his Nashville-based band, Loving Mary, the GRAMMY Award-winner gets up-close-and-personal like never before as he shares his real-life heartaches, trials and tribulations from his piano upbringing to worldwide fame and life with his band. In a time-traveling musical journey that spans over four decades, the industry institution does not hold back as he recounts in-depth stories of his life from his musical ancestors in Calabria, Italy all the way to Route 440 and Nashville’s Country music.
Cited by Rolling Stone as as “one of the greatest singers of all time,” Tyler and Aerosmith have sold more than 150 million records worldwide. He has won four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and an Emmy Award. In addition to having nine #1 hits, 25 Gold, 18 Platinum and 12 multi-Platinum album certifications, the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2013, Tyler was awarded with the Founder’s Award at the ASCAP Pop Awards and was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. In November 2015, Tyler founded his philanthropic initiative Janie’s Fund, in partnership with Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect.
Tyler was recently featured in People Magazine and The Washington Post and profiled by USA Today. In addition to appearing in the upcoming July issue of GQ magazine, Tyler will perform during CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium June 11th and join NBC’s TODAY show Citi Concert Series for a live performance from Rockefeller Plaza June 24.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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