Tuesday, July 9, 2013


"Set Sail Aboard The Simple Man Cruise With Aaron Lewis”
Sweepstakes To Launch July 10
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 9, 2013) – Coinciding with the launch of his new single, “Granddaddy’s Gun,” Aaron Lewis, Blaster Records and CMT have partnered to give one lucky fan and their guest a four-day adventure aboard Lynyrd Skynryd’s Simple Man Cruise VII. Lewis will be performing for the first time on the seventh annual excursion of the music intensive getaway, which departs Miami on October 20 and visits Key West and Great Stirrup Cay before returning to Miami October 24. The sweepstakes will officially launch July 10 at sweepstakes.cmt.com.

CMT debuted the video for “Granddaddy’s Gun”, directed by Jim Wright for Taillight TV, on July 4. Shot in Watertown, TN, the music video depicts the power of family and the traditions they share between generations. The video is also available for streaming on CMT.com via on.cmt.com/1cIxczw.

“Granddaddy’s Gun” is the latest single from Lewis' critically acclaimed album The Road. The song, which was written by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Bobby Pinson, marks the first time Lewis has ever recorded a song that he didn’t write.

“I was on a hunting trip with Rhett and he grabbed a guitar and started playing me the song,” recounts Lewis. “He was about halfway through the first chorus and I knew I was going to ask for his blessing to put it on my record. It was very much the kind of song I could have written. The lyrics really closely portray my life.”

The song shipped to radio in late June and is being greeted warmly by programmers. “’Granddaddy’s Gun’ is a smash that speaks to the heart of our format,” says Kerry Wolfe, Program Director of WMIL/Milwaukee. “It’s a song about family and values passed down from generation to generation. It’s a song about my audience.”

The winner of the "Set Sail Aboard The Simple Man Cruise With Aaron Lewis” sweepstakes will be presented with a once-in-a-lifetime prize package that includes a cabin for two on board the Norwegian Pearl plus round-trip airfare and local transportation for themselves and a guest for Simple Man Cruise VII. The lucky winner and their guest will also have the opportunity to get to know Lewis and bowl a few games with him at the ship’s bowling alley.

For the latest information on Lewis, visit www.aaronlewismusic.com.

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