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Steven Tyler says he's going a little bit country for his next album.  The Aerosmith frontman took part in a Q-and-A session at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco Friday, and revealed that he plans to spend some time in a Nashville studio early next year. 

Tyler says he's thinking about exploring his country roots, which he says started with his love of the Everly Brothers as a kid.  He notes that a number of Aerosmith hits, like "Cryin'" for example, that started out a little country, but eventually sounded more "Aerosmith-ish" with the full band.  Tyler says there's still a piece of him that loves country music, although he admits he's not exactly sure what kind of country will come out on his new album. 

Tyler has been kicking around the idea of releasing his first solo album for a while.  Last November, he talked about getting Rick Rubin to produce it, but it's unclear whether that's still part of the plan. 

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