It’s no surprise that Steven Tyler loves Nashville. Who wouldn’t?
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 26, 2015
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) September 23, 2015
But now I think I can actually pinpoint one of his favorite places in Nashville: Rhett Akins’ front porch.
Akins — a country singer, songwriter and father to Thomas Rhett — has been collaborating with Tyler on his new country music. And Tyler said in a recent radio interview that they way they write songs down in Tennessee is just fine with him.
Tyler added that, “There’s always an idea before a song, because there’s all the years we’ve been musicians and playing, so there’s always cords we can grab from, but I really prefer to come up with a clean slate, and particularly, look at my notes that I’ve taken over the past few months about ideas and songs I’d like to do, things I’d like to say in a song, that’s usually from scratch.”