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 Tour” on which prisoners were indeed taken, AEROSMITH is 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 Steven Tyler duetting with Carrie Underwood. The song was produced by Marti Frederiksen and Tyler, and written by Tyler, Frederiksen, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer and Tom 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 a “CMT Crossroads” special.
In an interview with RollingStone.com about “Can’t Stop Loving You”, Tyler said, “I sang it a little country and 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.”