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    Wed, 01 Dec 2010 13:01:12

    Aaron Lewis to Release "Town Line" Country-Tinged EP - He has a rural background, so it's not a shock that the singer is goin' country

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    • Aaron Lewis - In some ways, Staind's triumphant set at "Epicenter 2011" is emblematic of their journey. They were never into press posturing, awards show bullshit, or trying to be something they're not. They write timeless songs like "Eyes Wide Open", "Spleen", "Mudshovel", and "Something to Remind You" and kick teeth in when they hit stage. Isn't that everything a hard rock band should do? Well, they do it better than anyone… - Rick Florino
    • Aaron Lewis - In some ways, Staind's triumphant set at "Epicenter 2011" is emblematic of their journey. They were never into press posturing, awards show bullshit, or trying to be something they're not. They write timeless songs like "Eyes Wide Open", "Spleen", "Mudshovel", and "Something to Remind You" and kick teeth in when they hit stage. Isn't that everything a hard rock band should do? Well, they do it better than anyone… - Rick Florino
    • Aaron Lewis - In some ways, Staind's triumphant set at "Epicenter 2011" is emblematic of their journey. They were never into press posturing, awards show bullshit, or trying to be something they're not. They write timeless songs like "Eyes Wide Open", "Spleen", "Mudshovel", and "Something to Remind You" and kick teeth in when they hit stage. Isn't that everything a hard rock band should do? Well, they do it better than anyone… - Rick Florino

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    Country music comes naturally for Staind singer, Aaron Lewis. It's something the frontman grew up with in rural Vermont. He is exploring that formative influence on Town Line, a five-song EP for Nashville-based Stroudavarious Records. The first single is "Country Boy," which will have you believing in Lewis' downhome roots. This isn't designer country; this is the real deal. But I would not expect anything less from Lewis, who wears his heart proudly on his sleeve.

    With a little help on both the single and video from legends such as George Jones and Charlie Daniels, as well as critically acclaimed new traditionalist Chris Young, Lewis shows off another side to his musical personality. The video is set to premiere Wednesday, December 1 at CMT.COM and will have its on-air premiere on CMT Monday, December 6. The "Country Boy" single will be available Tuesday, December 7 at iTunes and all other digital retailers.

    Lewis will embark on an acoustic tour this January 15, while Town Line will hit shelves in February. About "Country Boy," Lewis said, "George Jones and Charlie Daniels are two of the genre's legends, and Chris Young represents the new regime. It's definitely a personal, autobiographical song, and I'm very thankful that they all participated." A little more background info on Lewis: Growing up in rural Vermont, the singer/songwriter spent summers with his WWII veteran grandfather hunting and fishing. He ate what he killed. During that time, he developed a love for the land, the woods, and the simple life, which still permeates everything he does. There was one specific soundtrack to those times though. "Country was the background music to my childhood," Lewis recalled.. "My grandfather listened to Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Hank Williams, Jr., and all of the greats. When Staind did our first tour with Kid Rock in 1999, I rode the bus with him on a couple occasions and we bonded over this music. I haven't been able to let go of it since then."

    Aaron Lewis tour dates are below:

    JANUARY
    15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
    28 North Las Vegas, NV Aliante Casino
    29 Temecula, CA Pechanga Casino

    FEBRUARY
    18, 19 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata
    20 Westbury, NY Westbury Music Fair

    MARCH
    3 Detroit, MI Motor City Casino
    4, 5 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
    17 Snoqualmie, WA Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom
    18 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Resort & Casino
    19 Las Vegas, NV The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    26 Walker, MN Northern Lights

    APRIL
    14 Elizabeth, IN Horseshoe Southern Indiana
    15 Robinsonville, MS Horseshoe Tunica – Bluesville
    16 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Biloxi
    21 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah's Council Bluffs
    22 N. Kansas City, MO Harrah's North Kansas City

    Are you interested in Lewis' foray into country music with Town Line?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    12.01.10




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