In case you were wondering what Steven Tyler would contribute to the country world after spending decades as one of America’s favorite rockers, it’s the phrase “free fallin’ into your yum-yum.” The delightful expression appears on the Aerosmith frontman’s latest country single “Red, White & You,” which he released Thursday.
With his second country song, Tyler proves he already has a solid grip on the genre, proclaiming his love for America, America, and the midnight sky. “When I look in your eyes, all I wanna do is/Bang, bang, baby like the 4th of July,” Tyler sings before shouting out Tom Petty and sweet potato pie.
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The 67-year-old New York native announced his plans to release a solo country album in March 2015 during an appearance at the Grand Old Opry. A release date has not yet been revealed, but the forthcoming album will be his first to feature new music since 2012’s Music From Another Dimension! Tyler also forayed into country with an appearance on ABC’s Nashville in September, during which he dueted with Hayden Panettiere’s character to Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.”
“This new album is the love of my life at the moment and I am taking my time making sure it is everything I have envisioned,” he told EW at the time. “I always have a few tricks up my sleeve so you never know who will pop up on the album with me.”
With the release of the gusto-filled “Red, White & You,” Tyler declared Friday Red White and You Day, meaning “attendance at work/school [is] option … volume is mandatory,” he tweeted.
Listen to your excuse to cancel the day here: