Aaron Lewis stopped by ‘Fox and Friends’ to perform “That Ain’t Country”. Check it out!
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Aaron Lewis revved up excitement ahead of his solo album Sinner last week as he previewed tracks from the album, set for release September 16th. Hundreds of fans flocked to 12th & Porter last night (8/31) – in addition to Lewis’ friends and industry comrades – as he belted his odes to the genre like current single “That Ain’t Country,” “Northern Redneck” and the title track. Grammy Award-winning artists Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski joined Lewis onstage for a bluesy rendition of “I Lost It All” as well as “Whiskey And You” and “Mama.” The event was live streamed on Facebook, garnering over 90,000 views in under 24 hours: facebook.com/AaronLewisMusic.
Lewis shared insight into the recording process of his latest project, which took place over 16 hours at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios under the helm of legendary producer Buddy Cannon (George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones). The result is a collection of “honest observation songs” from the former frontman of Staind, who cites Kid Rock as an influence and “a gateway to Country music.” The twang-filled soundtrack showcases Lewis’ vocal authority, which has garnered a cult-like following.
“I listened to new Country radio for an entire day,” Lewis shared before launching into his single. “Those artists inspired me and I need to thank them. So did the greats because they remind me what real Country is. This is music I grew up on.”
Eager for new music, fans are able to preorder Sinner today (smarturl.it/AaronLewisSinner) and can also choose packages on PledgeMusic.com. The multi-platinum singer/songwriter has been performing select cuts during his live shows and will kick off The Sinner Tour on October 24th.
For tickets, tour dates and additional information visit AaronLewisMusic.com.
Known for genuinely gritty lyrics and hard rock anthems, Aaron Lewis is getting back to his Country roots September 16 with his first album on Dot Records entitled SINNER. Lewis comes out of the gate “with both fists flying” on the lead single “That Ain’t Country,” –available NOW – where he laments the current state of “Country, if you call it that,” and pines for the sound of his honky-tonk heroes. The Bocephus-styled musicality and Lewis’ accessible vocals showcase the “pain, heartache and desperation,” a bedrock of traditional Country that is often missing from the airwaves today.
Pre-order for the physical album begins today at pledgemusic.com/aaronlewis while the digital version will be offered at retailers starting July 15 with select instant grat tracks available throughout the launch.
Produced by Country legend Buddy Cannon (George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones), and recorded over 16 intense hours at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios, SINNER captures Lewis’ mindset, a laid back soundtrack that is reminiscent of the genre’s most honest and musically adventurous artists.
“I’d like to think that SINNER is a newer take on classic, traditional Outlaw Country, Waylon and Merle and Willie, and Hank Jr. and Johnny Cash and all that stuff,” says Lewis. “That was the music I heard a kid, and that’s the Country music that permeated my soul and stuck with me my whole life.”
While SINNER may surprise those unaware of Lewis’ lyrical depth and vocal authority, hard-core fans of his concerts (which he describes as “a very healthy mix of cowboy hats, baseball caps, tattoos and black shirts”) will rejoice in having definitive copies of songs they’ve been hearing live and on the Internet, some for a couple of years.
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Faster Horses Festival, dubbed Michigan’s “go-to summer bash” (Detroit Free Press), just got rowdier with the announcement of the festival’s second stage lineup, as well as the news that campers arriving on Thursday (7/14) will have the opportunity to attend the first-ever “Budweiser Campfire Kickoff” featuring LoCash as well as local artists Matt Austin, Bear Creek Brothers, Paulina Jayne and Audrey Ray. Taking place in the center of the festival’s campgrounds, the event will mark the official kickoff to the three-day, two-stage country music and camping festival, that across the weekend is set to feature performances from Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and more on July 15-17.
The fourth-annual Faster Horses Festival will also host country music’s brightest stars on the festival’s “Next From Nashville” stage as it was announced today that Kelleigh Bannen, Russell Dickerson, Brooke Eden, Haley Georgia, Ryan Hurd, LanCo, Jon Langston, Aaron Lewis, William Michael Morgan, Steven Lee Olsen, Mo Pitney, Jameson Rodgers, Royal Bliss, Runaway June, Aubrie Sellers, Tara Thompson, Aaron Watson and Brett Young will all take the festival’s second stage known for its eclectic lineup and showcasing emerging artists.
“Our ‘Next From Nashville’ stage has become a go-to for fans and a mainstay we’ve kept throughout our family of festivals,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “In past years some of country’s biggest stars have played the stage as a launching pad to superstardom including Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion, A Thousand Horses, Cole Swindell to name a few! We’re excited to see the genre’s hottest acts hit the stage this year.”
Faster Horses Festival, which sold out last year in advance, will continue its tradition of offering fans a wide range of onsite experiences and this year will introduce a Saturday Fun Run on the speedway track dubbed Faster Humans, the Budweiser Country Club, and in-keeping with the festival’s theme, the Budweiser Clydesdales will also be on the grounds. For those looking to indulge, onsite offerings will include Down N’ Dirty Hats, Inhalation Station, Painted Pony, BootRoxx, Wallet Buckle, Henna Envy, Alex & Ani, Maui Jim Sunglasses, GoRVing and more. Fan-favorite staples will also return, including the infamous foam party, giant ferris wheel, the world’s largest inflatable water slide, as well as the opportunity to seek refreshments at the Malibu Rum Beach House®.
For more information, visit fasterhorsesfestival.com, twitter @faster_horses, LiveNation.com and join the conversation on Twitter, #FasterHorses.