Later this year, Steven Tyler will receive the “Harmony Award” from the Nashville Symphony.
According to “The Tennessean,” the award goes to a person “who best exemplifies the harmonious spirit of Nashville’s musical community.” This year, the person receiving the award is Steven Tyler.
Tyler, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Aerosmith, broke out on his own last year. He moved to Nashville after falling in love with the city and quickly began writing music. Tyler worked with many country music artists and songwriters to develop his debut solo album in the country genre.
He released his “We’re All Somebody from Somewhere” album through Dot Records July 15, 2016. To date, he’s sold around 50,000 copies of the album, which peaked at No. 19 on the US charts.
Apparently, representatives of the Nashville Symphony believe he is doing a pretty good job. Between moving to the country genre and working with so many others in the industry, Tyler deserves this award.
Tyler will receive the award Dec. 9 at the 33rd Annual Symphony Ball. The ceremony and the ball will take place at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. This annual fundraiser is an important one for the symphony. Over the years, $7 million has been raised.
Previous winners of the award are Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton and, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.