with Blake Ian
“Touring and connecting with the audience has a huge influence on my music,” says Lewis. “This new record was essentially written and recorded while I was out on the road and the songs really reflect all the emotions that come with that.”
Lewis proudly shares his country roots with the release of his first full-length solo album, The Road, in stores November 13. The album, co-produced by Lewis and legendary Nashville producer James Stroud, is deeply rooted in traditional country and features nine powerful, pensive and unforgettable new Lewis compositions. The Road also features the first song Lewis has ever recorded by an outside writer, the Rhett Akins/Dallas Davidson/Bobby Pinson-penned “Granddaddy’s Gun.”
A new single from the album, “Forever,” has just shipped to radio and a video for the track will soon debut on CMT, GAC and other outlets.
Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter and Nashville native, Randy Montana, joins Lewis as an acoustic opener on the upcoming tour dates. No stranger to the road, Montana has toured with acts such as Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum, and he’s thrilled to add Lewis to this musically diverse lineup.
“I’m really excited to be a part of this tour and looking forward to getting back on the road to play a lot of the new music I’ve been working on. I’m also a huge fan of Aaron’s music, so I’m fired up to be able to watch his show every night.”
About Aaron Lewis:
Aaron Lewis made his journey to the country scene in 2011 with the release of his debut EP, Town Line, and the success of the gold-selling single “Country Boy,” featuring legendary George Jones and Charlie Daniels. The seven-song EP reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release. Lewis finished the year with nominations from the Academy of Country Music for “Vocal Event of the Year,” as well as two CMT nominations for “Breakthrough Video of the Year” and “Collaborative Video of the Year,” proving him to be a real “Country Boy.” For more information, please visit www.aaronlewismusic.com