Nashville, Tenn. (June 28, 2012) -- Blaster Records has announced that the highly anticipated new album from multi-platinum selling artist Aaron Lewis, “The Road”, will be released on September 11th and will be available for pre-sale along with exclusive merchandise beginning mid-July at www.aaronlewismusic.com.
Co-produced by Lewis and legendary Nashville hit-maker James Stroud (Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Chris Young), "The Road" follows Lewis' debut solo EP, "Town Line," which bowed at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart last year. The forthcoming album contains ten brand-new songs, including first single "Endless Summer," which CMT has hailed as "the anthem of the Summer of 2012." It also contains the Rhett Akins/Dallas Davidson/Bobby Pinson-penned "Granddaddy's Gun," marking the first time in Lewis' entire career that he has cut a song he didn't have a hand in writing.
The songs that make up "The Road" mirror the country roots of Lewis' childhood. “This music and these songs represent who I am and where I come from,” says Lewis, who still resides in rural western Massachusetts.
Released in March of 2011, Lewis’ inaugural solo project was met with resounding acclaim from both critics and his passionate, dedicated fan base. His debut solo single, “Country Boy,” featured contributions from country stalwarts George Jones and Charlie Daniels and achieved Gold certification. The song and video also garnered Lewis multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music Awards nominations. And though he has toured extensively in a solo and acoustic fashion for the last eight years, Lewis is about to embark on his first full-band tour as a solo artist this summer.
Fans can catch Aaron Lewis on tour here:
6/30/12 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
7/01/12 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
7/03/12 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos
7/05/12 Lake Charles, LA L’Auberge Du Lac Casino
7/06/12 Bossier City, LA Horseshoe Casino
7/07/12 Duluth, GA Wild Bill’s
7/08/12 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theater
7/09/12 Dallas, TX House of Blues
7/12/12 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
7/13/12 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Casino
7/14/12 Wendover, NV Peppermill Casino
7/15/12 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort
7/18/12 Chicago, IL Joe’s
7/20/12 Belmont, OH Jamboree in the Hills
7/21/12 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder Festival
7/22/12 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/24/12 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
7/25/12 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
7/26/12 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
7/28/12 Chester, PA Harrah’s Chester Downs
7/29/12 Boston, MA House of Blues
7/31/12 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
8/08/12 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip – with Eric Church
8/10/12 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fairground – with Eric Church
Ticket information, on-sale dates, and fan club promotions will be available at www.aaronlewismusic.com.
"I hope people hear the record and realize that this is all me," Lewis says of the songs on "The Road." "I'm writing songs about who I am and where I am, just like I've done my whole career. The setting for the songs might be different but they're as honest as anything I've ever done."
Red, White & Blue
Anywhere But Here
Party in Hell
Aaron Lewis joined Hank Williams, Jr., Neal McCoy and Brother Trouble as part of the Blaster Records family earlier this year. Blaster Records is distributed by Warner Music Nashville.