April 7th, 2015


After a flurry of speculation in recent weeks, Big Machine Label Group officially signed iconic songwriter and prolific singer Steven Tyler to its superstar artist roster. The Aerosmith frontman previously confirmed the release of a solo album during a surprise appearance at the Grand Ole Opry. Tyler’s first project is expected to be released later this year on Dot Records. “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. 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,” Tyler shared after the signing. Tyler joins global entertainers Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Reba, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, The Mavericks, Martina McBride and Ronnie Dunn as well as chart-toppers Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett; breakout duo Maddie & Tae in addition to rising entertainers The Cadillac Three, RaeLynn, A Thousand Horses, Cassadee Pope, Drake White, Danielle Bradbery, Levi Hummon, Seth Alley and Waterloo Revival.“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 Fkg 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.


  1. Lyndsey Reese says:

    This is gonna’ be good! I cannot wait.

    Lyndsey Reese
    San Diego, CA

  2. Coco Bailey says:

    Nashville will never be the same after Steven Tyler and I mean that in the best possible way. This is really good for our crazy music industry.

    Coco Bailey
    Santa Monica, CA

  3. Ed Bradshaw says:

    I have all the respect in the world for Scott Borchetta. What he has done to breathe new life in American Idol is amazing (taking the kids to NASCAR race was brilliant) and now working with Steven Tyler in Nashville is going to be awesome. Hats off to the man.

  4. Nicole Gray says:

    Brilliant move on Scott Borchetta’s part and smart of Steven Tyler to do this. This is a game changer.

    Nicole Gray
    New York, NY

  5. Ashley Jennings says:

    Remember Steven Tyler and Aerosmith with Run DMC and “Walk This Way?” Remember how it changed the game? Here we go again. Looking forward to it.

    Ashley Jennings

  6. Peter Porter says:

    I am a huge Steven Tyler fan. I only watched American Idol when he was a judge because he was so much fun to watch. I think Scott Borchetta should try to get him back to the Idol judging panel. I think he scared JLO a little but that was the fun part of watching them interact. I think a panel of Keith Urban, JLO, Connick and Steven Tyler with Borchetta mentoring would be must watch TV. In the meantime, I am looking forward to this new “Nashville Tyler.”

    Peter Porter
    Brooklyn, NY

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