Steven Tyler Joins Hayden Panettiere for ‘Crazy’ Performance on ‘Nashville’ [Watch]
Since releasing his first country single earlier this year, Steven Tyler has embraced the genre wholeheartedly. The legendary rock frontman has been performing with country artists, announcing CMA Awards nominees, and now appearing alongside Juliette Barnes (played by Hayden Panettiere) on ABC’s Nashville during the Sept. 23 episode.
The show centers around Music City’s country scene, and Tyler paid tribute by joining in on Barnes’ performance of Patsy Cline’s classic, “Crazy.” The character begins the slow serenade as her adoring audience cheers, finishing out the first verse before Tyler makes his entrance.
Of course, the crowd goes wild when the icon shows up and begins singing harmony to Barnes’ melody. Tyler takes a verse as Barnes beams beside him. The duo finishes up the tune with finesse as the show moves on to the next emotional scene. See the full performance in the clip above.
Tyler released "Love Is Your Name" in May and plans to finish his full country album later this year. He recently appeared on stage with the Cadillac Three for a performance of the Aerosmith song “Sweet Emotion," and has played the tune as well as “Walk This Way” with Zac Brown Band. Tyler didn’t discriminate, though; he stopped to impress some locals in Russia by joining in with a street performer back in early September on “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” The artist joined Aerosmith bandmates for a quick 17-date tour this summer before diving back into the country genre.
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