According to a well connected Aerosmith fan,  Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood are releasing a country duet on the band’s forthcoming album, Music From Another Dimension, due out August 28.

Aerosmith recorded a country tune written by Marti Fredrickson last summer in Boston.  The songwriter lobbied the band to turn it into a duet with a female country singer, and in the last few days, Carrie  has recorded a duet part for the song.   The tune is reportedly a country ballad with potential to cross over to other genres and is a “sure fire smash” according to sources who have heard it.

You can read AeroFANatic’s entire post on the matter over at his facebook.  This guy has been right about stuff in the past, so there is a very good chance this rumor is true!

It should come as no surprise that Steven and Carrie are laying down a track.   The duo have performed together in the past.  They sang a blistering duet at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2011 and filmed a Superbowl CMT Crossroads special that aired in January.

The tune they recorded is either “Beautiful” or “Closer”  from the forthcoming album.

UPDATE:  The original Facebook post was deleted after Aerosmith drummer, Joey Kramer, tweeted, “Stealing @Aerosmith thunder look up the word PROSECUTION !”

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  • Anonymous

    I never really understood the steven/carrie thing, but the they seem to really respect each other and enjoy their collaborations, so I wish them lots of success :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I was really surprised by the Steven/Carrie duet from the CMA awards last year and in a good way.  I loved it!  Yeah, these two do seem like an unlikely duo but since I enjoyed that duet so much, I’ll be interested to hear what they come up with!

    Thanks for the deets mj!  :)

  • BonnieDee

    That duet last year was awesome.  I’m curious to hear Steven on a country song.  

  • BonnieDee

    Also have to add that it’s hilarious Steven has a song called “Beautiful.”  That’s his favorite word.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    All I can say is, “what in the world?”  I would really like country to stay country…but I feel like it’s a losing battle…

     

  • Anonymous

    Well, Country has alot of rock influence — which is evidenced over the years. So yea :)

  • BonnieDee

    Country has never had just one sound and rock has long been a part of it.

  • http://twitter.com/MoriaPolonius Moria Polonius

    Interesting. I wonder how Aerosmith fans feel about it.

  • Garrett Clayman

    didnt lauren alaina record something with aerosmith

  • Anonymous

    she recorded background vocals on one of this songs. 

  • windmills

    I’d say these tweets from Aerosmith’s drummer Joey Kramer pretty much confirm this is happening ;) These were tweeted about 3 hours ago.

    Stealing @Aerosmith thunder look up the word PROSECUTION !

    https://twitter.com/joeykramer/status/208700198950682625

    We’re comin with a Vengeance !

    https://twitter.com/joeykramer/status/208705489691885570

    Apparently he has a history of tweeting overdramatic things after Aerofanatic posts scoop, and then deleting the tweets. 

    As far as the collab, I just take it as a bonus Carrie song and a low risk proposition considering it’s not on her album and it’s a duet with a band she loves. Hopefully the song is good, I’ll be interested seeing who wrote it with Marti Frederiksen because that will be key. 

    If Aerosmith really wants to release this as a single though I don’t know how that’s going to work with Carrie releasing singles from Blown Away to country radio and promoting her album. But, maybe we’ll get some extra live performances out of it.

  • Anonymous

     Probably die hard fans are thrilled just to have a new album.  I would be.  :)
    These guys can probably do whatever they want to at this point. 

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    With an in studio recording session, they can fine tune Steven’s voice.  This will be interesting.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I think they like each other, because their voices don’t match at all. It has been proved over and over again.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    I think there is such a thing as a critical majority…once the genre reaches past that tipping point, what’s to separate it from other genres?  I switched today from channel to channel (my area has 3 country stations) and honestly didn’t find a country song…so I switched to a cd.  That’s not good for the business…   

  • Sparkles

    It’s no rumor! It’s called “Jesus Takes The Elevator” and it’s a mash up of
    “Jesus Take The Wheel” and “Love In An Elevator.” Aerosmith has built a
    faux elevator for their new stage and they’ll be performing it on tour with a
    Carrie Underwood hologram.

  • windmills

    That AEROfanatic dude deleted his FB post. Drama ;) My guess would be somebody convinced him to take the post down but I don’t know. I’m not invested in this so I’m entertained. 

    Lexie: I think there is such a thing as a critical majority…once the genre reaches past that tipping point, what’s to separate it from other genres?  I switched today from channel to channel (my area has 3 country stations) and honestly didn’t find a country song…so I switched to a cd.  That’s not good for the business…  

    I agree with your complaints about country radio but to be honest, I don’t think a Carrie/Aerosmith collab aggravates those problems. Maybe that’s because I’m skeptical of this getting a country radio release while Carrie’s releasing singles off Blown Away. And, there’s that whole matter of not having actually heard the song yet ;)  

    Since the only songwriter whose involvement is confirmed is Marti Frederiksen, I don’t know how country the song will actually be. IMO it’s more likely to be a rock ballad that’s designed to appeal to the country market. But, would that really be a big deal if the song were, say, performed at a few country events as opposed to pushed to country radio? Too, Steven Tyler’s got a real appreciation of pure country so it’s within his ability IMO to do a real country song. You never know, there may actually be enough country in the song. Either way I’m in no way convinced this is going to be marketed as a country song so I’m still seeing it as a cross genre collab and nothing more than that.

    I’m reserving judgment on whether I’ll like it or not. But, I’m curious. I wound up enjoying CMT Crossroads and the Undo It/Walk This Way mashup at the ACMs way more than I would have ever expected so hopefully I’ll be able to say the same thing about the collab. And, I know I have Carrie’s gorgeous cover of Alan Jackson’s Remember When airing on the GAC Opry Alan Jackson special tomorrow night to feed my traditional country Carrie preference ;)

    Sparkles: It’s no rumor! It’s called “Jesus Takes The Elevator” and it’s a mash up of
    “Jesus Take The Wheel” and “Love In An Elevator.” Aerosmith has built a
    faux elevator for their new stage and they’ll be performing it on tour with a
    Carrie Underwood hologram.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002166668687 Ali Goria

    It’s exactly what’s been going on in pop to cross market to each other’s genres. I noticed it 3 years ago following Adam when the chart had hip hop with unlikely featured as people on there and unlikely bridges and stuff that you thought wouldn’t go with the song. Kinda like Katy Perry featuring Snoop on Cali Gurls. Taylor Swift promoting Nicki Minaj Superbass. BAM fusion. Of wallets. haha.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    I’m looking forward to the Alan Jackson special tonight, too:) 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002166668687 Ali Goria

    Ha I got in my car put the pop station on and Carly came on. I never paid attention to her or that song before but since this conversation I recognized the lyrics. So I’m thinking, yeah ok Katy Perry meets Kesha and then in the middle, she RAPS. I’m guessing she didn’t do that on Idol, don’t know about after. I can not in a million years picture Idol having contestants (other than novelty Blake) like that either rapping or fusion with pop/rap. Granted I don’t watch all the seasons/shows. But I just don’t think they’re going for that level of competition  and are perfectly happy with the money they’re making focusing on their embedded demographic Country and HAC, AC type “winners”. I think the confusion is they always were “Hey next BIG star” and people automatically thought radio – forgetting that none of their artists scream POP CHR except Kelly, who, to my ear, sounds like a HAC to POP crossover now, even if she starts out on POP. Lambert, excluded for me, but I think radio if anything is determined to pigeon hole him as HAC, too. I don’t include teens in that demographic statement, because they’re just listening to radio and watching tv not thinking of who’s what in the business. And if they “LOVE” a contestant they don’t really care what the genre is, and just move on to the next shiny object after the season is over.

  • justmefornow

    lol. That’s about as ridiculous as this pairing.

  • koshka

    “With an in studio recording session, they can fine tune Steven’s voice.  This will be interesting.”

    I think you mean overhaul, like a face lift. ;)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Any great singer will record couple of times in studio, until find exactly the right version, which Steven, one of the greatest singers live ever, does. But what what are they gonna do to turn Carrie’s voice into something that isn’t bland and boring? there isn’t how to fix that….

  • http://twitter.com/Kalebg31 Kaleb Gaskill

    Aerosmith recorded a country song a few years ago, and Steven has also performed it live with Willie Nelson.  Go on youtube, and look up “Once is enough”

  • Anonymous

    Guess that’s one way Steven Tyler can make sure he’ll sell some records.