Iconic songwriter and prolific singer Steven Tyler’s highly anticipated first solo album We’re All Somebody From Somewhere on Dot Records, underneath the Big Machine Label Group umbrella, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and earned the #1 spot on the iTunes Top Country Albums charts in both the US and Canada. Released on July 15th, the album quickly resonated among fans and critics alike proving “Tyler didn’t just parachute into Nashville for a visit, but walked around and breathed the air” (The Boston Globe).
Penning 12 out of the 15 tracks, Tyler also co-produced the album alongside legendary musicians/producers T Bone Burnett and Dann Huff in addition to Marti Frederikson and Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three). Highlights include “It Ain’t Easy” that “just about touches on brilliance” (Sounds Like Nashville) and the unifying title track which showcases “the perfect merge of Steven Tyler and country music” (Radio.com).
We’re All Somebody From Somewhere has already collected stellar reviews:
‘”We’re All Somebody from Somewhere” – Tyler’s first solo album – plays to his strengths: inventive melodies, angelic harmonies, a juxtaposition of swagger and sensitivity, and room for that acrobatic voice to soar and strut.” – Associated Press
“…’We’re All Somebody From Somewhere’ marries his raspy, unmistakable vocals with relatable lyrics and countrified sonics.”– Rolling Stone Country
“…one of the top albums by a male vocalist this year so far from Nashville.” – Sounds Like Nashville
“Tyler, who co-wrote all of the album’s strongest material, proves a solid storyteller with a gift for melody…” – The Boston Globe
“…’We’re All Somebody from Somewhere’ isn’t only sporadically enjoyable, but also worthy of serious appraisal.”– Slant Magazine
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… Out On A Limb. Tickets are now on sale, bringing the GRAMMY Award-winner backed by his Nashville-based band, Loving Mary, to a series of intimate venues for a once-in-a-lifetime evening with rock royalty.
Last month, Tyler headlined NBC’s Today show Citi Concert Series and will perform on both the CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock special August 3rd at 8 pm ET on ABC and NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon August 4th at 11:35 pm ET. Tyler appears in the current issue of GQ magazine on stands now and was recently featured in People magazine and The Washington Post as well as profiled by USA Today.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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