Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has signed to Big Machine Label Group’s Dot Records for his upcoming solo album.
The record is expected later this year on Dot, which is owned by Big Machine but run in conjunction with Universal’s Epic Records.
Tyler previously confirmed the release of his solo album during a surprise appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
By signing to Big Machine, Tyler joins forces with owner Scott Borchetta (pictured), as well as a Big Machine Label Group roster which includes Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Reba, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, The Mavericks, Martina McBride, Ronnie Dunn, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett.
“There was an immediate connection with scott and big machine.”
“There was an immediate connection with Scott and Big Machine, and Nashville seems like the perfect segue for a solo project…and Dot Records is the right fit,” said Tyler. “My earliest influences put me somewhere between the Everly Brothers and the Carter Family and this project is all about me paying homage to my Country roots. I’ve been working with some fucking epic Nashville songwriters, getting my feet wet with their style and groove.”
“I have never met a more passionate human being than Steven. When he goes in, he goes all in, which is the culture of Dot Records and the Big Machine Label Group,” said BMLG President and CEO Scott Borchetta.
“I truly cannot wait for the world to hear the phenomenal music that he is creating and I really feel that this chapter of his career will be among his best. He bleeds love and he bleeds music. Pinch me – it’s Steven f*k*g Tyler!”
Tyler and Aerosmith have sold more than 150 million records worldwide, garnering numerous Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and an Emmy Award.
Inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2013, Tyler has earned nine #1 hits, 25 Gold, 18 Platinum and 12 Multi-Platinum album certifications, in addition to earning the Founder’s Award at the ASCAP Pop Awards.Music Business Worldwide