Carrie Rocks This Way on New Aerosmith Album
In 2011, Carrie Underwood displayed an undeniable chemistry with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler when the pair roared through Carrie’s “Undo It” and Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” in a surprise duet at the 46th Academy of Country Music Awards.
And on Aerosmith’s new album, Music From Another Dimension!, released today, the pair are at it again, with equally thrilling results. Carrie joins the legendary American rock band on the country-tinged ballad “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You,” reuniting for a third time with Steven. The pair also teamed up for a pre-Super Bowl edition of CMT Crossroads earlier this year.
“Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” opens with Steven, in typically cryptic fashion, singing about falling from Holy Moses mountain, where love is a slippery slope, before Carrie joins in on the chorus. It’s her own verse, however, where the country superstar truly gets her chance to shine, cooing about finding a good ol'-timey cowboy and coming down from Steven’s very same mystic mountain, on a ride with Mama Kin, a nod to one of Aerosmith’s signature songs, released in 1973—10 years before Carrie was born.
Even so, the former American Idol winner doesn’t sound out of place singing with the former Idol judge. Carrie tackles the song as if it was hers, and the Bad Boys from Boston welcome her with open arms.
There’s been no word as to if the duet will be released to country radio, but if it is, Carrie and “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” could do for Aerosmith what Jennifer Nettles and “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” did for Bon Jovi: give the rock band its first country hit.
Aerosmith kicks off its Global Warming Tour in Carrie’s home state of Oklahoma on Nov. 8, and is set to ride into Nashville on Dec. 13.