Steven Tyler Reflects on his UN Humanitarian Award, Talks Future of Aerosmith
publish date: 2016-12-22
2016 has been kind to Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith frontman began his year releasing his solo country record, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere, and finished with the honor of receiving the United Nations Humanitarian Award for his work with the non-profit organization Janie’s Fund, which helps young women who are victims of abuse.
“It’s been a great two years, doing the country record, launching Janie’s Fund and when I got offered this place for the U.N. Humanitarian,” he tells . “I usually don’t wake up in the morning and think ‘I’m Steven Tyler in Aerosmith.’ I don’t think of it like that, but it really was a beautiful end of this year. I was just flabbergasted."
The organization has raised nearly $2 million this year, and is currently in the midst of a holiday drive raising monies for the organization. Tyler has offered his prized Hennessey Venom GT sports car --one of only 12 Venom GTs in the world -- up for auction at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction with 100 percent going directly to Janie’s Fund.