“These dudes don’t show any signs of slowing down,” wrote Chuck Arnold about AEROSMITH in People magazine (November 2012). After a busy year that saw the band unleash its acclaimed 15th studio album MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! (Columbia) and triumph with two North American legs of The Global Warming Touron which prisoners were indeed taken, Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) are ramping up 2013 with the release of the album’s new single, “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You.”
Released to radio January 21, the song is in the powerful tradition of AEROSMITH’s widescreen ballads and features TYLER duetting with Carrie Underwood. The song was produced by Marti Frederiksen and Tyler, and written by Tyler, Frederiksen, Whitford, Kramer and Hamilton.
The decision to ask Underwood to sing on “Can’t Stop Loving You” and enhance the country flavorings was natural. TYLER and had previously duetted on a mash-up of her hit “Undo It” and AEROSMITH’s “Walk This Way” at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Awards in 2011. In early 2012, the two were also paired for aCMT Crossroads special.
In an interview with Rolling Stone.com about “Can’t Stop Loving You,” TYLER said, “I sang it a little country & western…and all along we thought, should we get someone in…It was last-minute. She [Carrie] was in town doing something. I called her up and she said, ‘I’m leaving tomorrow.’ And I said, ‘Can you come over tonight?’ I called Joe [Perry] up, and the rest is history. She just did it. It really does work.”
“It’s an honor to have my voice included on an Aerosmith record,” Carrie Underwood says. “I’ve had a blast working with Steven a number of times in the past, and this was another amazing thing we got to do together.”
AEROSMITH are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards amongmany other honors. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC’s “Walk This Way.” With scores ofmulti-platinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.
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