‘Catch of the Day’ – Steven Tyler – “Red, White & You” [AUDIO]
Today we focus on an artist, who has been the front man for one of the most successful rock bands of all time for over 45 years. A performer who designs motorcycles, judges singing competitions, is and advocate for celebrity privacy rights and has one of the greatest vocal ranges in music. And if you think he isn't serious about his solo, country project, well, dream on...
In 1970 Steven Tyler met guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton in Boston and they formed Jam Band with drummer Joey Kramer. Soon after they added guitarist Brad Whitford, and Aerosmith was born.
15 studio albums, 5 live albums and 12 compilation albums later, all of which have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum, lead singer Steven Tyler decided to take a break from the group do some things for himself. In 2007, Tyler, a long time motorcycle enthusiast, announced the launch of Dirico Motorcycles, which are designed by Tyler and engineered by Mark Dirico.
In 2013, legislation was introduced in the Hawaiian legislature to protect the right to privacy of celebrities. Hawaii Senate Bill 465, known as the Steven Tyler Act, gave public figures the right to sue paparazzi for taking unwanted photographs. The bill, sponsor is Maui state legislator J. Kalani English. The bill cleared the Judiciary Committee on Friday, February 8, 2013.
Falling back on the classic artist he growing up, Tyler has long stated that his musical influences as a kid included Hank Williams, the Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline and the Carter Family. He often tells the story of his introduction to country music, when he stole an Everly Brothers single from his sister. He would tune in to a radio station in Ft. Wayne, IN on the family's long wire antenna radio to feed his fascination with Country music.
In 2015, Tyler signed with Big Machine Records label Dot Records as a solo act. His intention was not only to go solo, but to go country as well. Tyler wants to pay tribute to the music that influenced him when he was young, and do it in his own unique way. Fans of country music have never heard anything like Tyler, and fans of Tyler have never heard songs like the ones he's recorded for his debut Country album. The lead single from the album "Love Is Your Name" was released in May of last year and peaked at #23.
Today we spotlight the second single and title track from Tyler's solo album, which is scheduled to hit the streets on February 22nd. Steven Tyler and "Red, White and You" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.