Steven Tyler will release his debut country single next month.

The iconic Aerosmith frontman - who has been living in Nashville since the beginning of the year - has spent his time collaborating with some legendary songwriters and is now ready for people to hear his change in genre.

Talking about the background to 'Love Is Your Name' - which will act as the first single from his forthcoming album, due in the autumn - he said: ''I picked up and headed for Tennessee, and the FIRST DAY in the studio, I recorded a song that became my first single, and if 'Love Is Your Name,' then Nashville's my new girlfriend. I guess you could call that Beginner's Luck.''

The 'I Don't Want I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' hitmaker headed to Blackbird studios - where the likes of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and The Killers have recorded before - to work with producer Dann Huff on his highly-anticipated debut solo album.

Tyler's new single will receive its first radio play in the UK on 14 May on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, before being released on 29 June.