Aerosmith Guitarist Has Few Words About Steven Tyler’s Country Music Career

Joe Perry Says, "It's OK"

Steven Tyler may be going country, but he’s not bringing Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry with him.

Tyler’s latest country single — “Red, White & You” — is the followup to his 2015 country debut “Love Is Your Name.”

And while country fans seemed to have embraced Tyler’s new groove, Perry has not. At least, not yet anyway.

In a recent interview with USA Today, Tyler’s bandmate since Aerosmith was born in 1970, Perry said, “Steven is in Nashville doing whatever he’s doing. He’s got a (expletive) rhinestone cowboy hat going ‘Yippee ki yay.’ I don’t know what else to say about that.”

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13:  Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame) Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame

As for the new single, Perry (who co-wrote about 75 of the Aerosmith songs over their four decades as a band) sounded a little indifferent about it.

“Hey, if I didn’t know him when I heard the song I’d go, ‘It’s OK, next,'” Perry said. “I’m not going to say anything else about that.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.