Rockin' Rich Lynch: On The Red Carpet - with Steven Tyler
I actually have a lot in common with rock star and living legend, Steven Tyler. We were both born in Yonkers, New York. And, like the energetic and sometimes notorious singer, I moved to Nashville later in life - in 2015 - to shake things up a bit. It was in Music City at the world premiere of the new documentary film "Steven Tyler: Out On A Limb" that I got to cover the icon's arrival to the event's red carpet at the 49th annual Nashville Film Festival.
For Steven, the move to Tennessee represented his well publicized attempt to forge a "country career" as a solo artist. That's where some of the consternation and confusion probably began for the rocker whose debut effort received mixed reviews from fans and critics alike. One thing the film made clear was that the music he is now making with his new talented friends called Loving Mary is not very country at all. Sure, there's a fiddle and the occasional banjo thrown in. But, the result was a complex and dynamic mix of roots, blues and Americana as revealed in the live set filmed at the Ryman Auditorium last year that represented Steven and his bandmates in a very positive light.
Had he just called it a "Nashville project" his legion of admirers in the rock world might not have been so quick to kick it to the curb. On what was declared "Steven Tyler Day" what was also made clear was that Steven has found a new home both musically and geographically in the Volunteer State. Lucky for him is with this movie the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee has a second chance to make a first impression in the Country Music Capitol of the World.
Steven Tyler is the toast of the town in Nashville. (Photo by Rich Lynch)
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