Friday, September 16, 2016


American Songwriter Premieres "That Ain't Country" Video

Serves Up Budweiser One Night Only Concert Series in NYC on November 15

Cover Art Courtesy of Dot Records

Aaron Lewis delivers the “authentically country” (Wide Open Country) SINNER today on Dot Records, marking his third solo project in the genre. Already summiting the iTunes All Genre and Country Albums charts this morning, the entire album was recorded in 16 hours at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios under the helm of legendary producer Buddy Cannon (George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones). Lewis single-handedly penned eight of the 12 tracks, including “That Ain’t Country,” which he performed on FOX & Friends yesterday (9/15). The lead single serves as a commentary on the current state of “country, if you can call it that,” as Lewis pines for the sound of his honky-tonk heroes.

“I have certainly not kept my feelings a secret about some of the stuff that is popular today,” expressed Lewis. “Sometimes it is hard for me to even recognize Country music and that is why it was very important to me to go back to my roots and record a more traditional album. This is the type of music I grew up listening to and I to make sure that my influences like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings are reflected in my record.”

Filmed at the iconic Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville, American Songwriter exclusively premiered the Jim Wright-directed music video. Watch “That Ain’t Country” now.

Beginning October 24, legions of fans can see Lewis’ live show throughout his SINNER TOUR and as he joins the Budweiser One Night Only concert series at the Beacon Theatre on November 15 for MSG Live, in association with Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, September 17 at 10:00AM. The Budweiser One Night Only concert series is a joint initiative between The Madison Square Garden Company and the brewer, as part of the long-standing partnership between the two organizations.

As Lewis continues to build his strong fan base early praise fuels his Country music pedigree. Gayle Thompson from The Boot raves, “Aaron Lewis shows a surprising understanding and respect for country music with his latest album, SINNER. Drawing from his childhood influences of listening to country music in his grandfather's car, Sinner shows Aaron's abilities as a singer, songwriter, musician and stylist. With guest appearances from Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson and Dan Tyminski, SINNER might just be the record that propels Aaron to a permanent place in country music.” Maverick Magazine’s Eric Dahl concurs, “Aaron Lewis brings a raw honesty to his songs on the new album SINNER that Country Music radio hasn’t heard in a long time. The imagery of the lyrics sucks you in, but his mournful voice and guitar keep you!”

For tickets, tour dates and additional information visit

Aaron Lewis on Tour

*Ticket will include a digital download of the full album ‘Sinner’ with every ticket purchased

Sept 23 Munhall, PA Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

Sept 24 Lima, OH Bud Bash

Sept 28 San Diego, CA Humphrey's Concerts

Sept 29 Merced, CA Art Kamanger Center

Sept 30 Stateline, NV Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Oct 1 Las Vegas, NV Route 66 Fest

Oct 8 Jefferson, IA Wild Rose Casino

Oct 14 Corpus Christi, TX Brewster Street Ice

Oct 15 Houston, TX ZiegenBock Music Festival

*Oct 24 Hollywood, CA Troubadour

*Oct 26 Ventura, CA Majestic Theatre

*Oct 27 Anaheim, CA The Grove Theatre

*Oct 28 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades

*Oct 29 Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal

*Nov 3 Bend, OR Midtown Ballroom

*Nov 4 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory

*Nov 5 Boise, ID Knitting Factory

*Nov 6 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot

*Nov 10 Wichita, KS The Cotillion

*Nov 11 Burlington, IA Memorial Auditorium

*Nov 12 St Louis, MO The Pageant

*Nov 15 Beacon Theatre, New York City

*Dec 8 Glasgow, KY Plaza Theatre

*Dec 9 Indianapolis, IN 8 Seconds Saloon

*Dec 10 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room

*Dec 11 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

*Jan 12 Greensboro, NC Cone Denim Ballroom

*Jan 13 Raleigh, NC The Ritz

*Jan 14 Charlotte, NC Coyote Joe's

*Jan 19 Birmingham, AL Iron City

*Jan 20 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre

*Jan 21 Greenville, SC The Blind Horse Saloon

*Jan 22 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts Center

*Jan 25 New Orleans, LA Joy Theater

*Jan 26 Little Rock, AR The Metroplex

*Jan 27 San Antonio, TX Cowboys Dance Hall

*Jan 28 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob's Texas

*Feb 1 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore

*Feb 3 Boston, MA House of Blues

*Feb 4 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom

*Feb 9 Orlando, FL House of Blues

*Feb 10 Tampa, FL Dallas Bull

*Feb 11 Ft Myers, FL The Ranch Concert

*Feb 16 Louisville, KY The Louisville Palace

*Feb 17 Detroit, MI The Fillmore

*Feb 24 Columbia, MO The Blue Note

*Feb 25 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater

*Feb 26 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

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