Jan 31, 2020 | 7:00PM
Known for his outspokenness, impassioned live show and Outlaw Country tunes Aaron Lewis will be heading to Victory Theatre January 31 with Acoustic Songs & Stories that make his The State I’m In Tour a must see.
Lewis wrote six of the 10 tracks, in his newest album “STATE I’M IN,” which also features cuts by acclaimed songwriters Dan Tyminkski and the late Keith Whitley, among others. STATE I’M IN is the follow-up to SINNER, which went No.1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, Top 200 Albums, and Top Digital Albums Charts upon release chart and blasts through today’s Country music doldrums like a shot of 100-proof whiskey, with the singer making zero compromises with either himself of the restrictions of a format that seems to have abandoned its rougher tendencies in favor of pop and ‘70s rock inclinations largely lacking in grit.
Throughout his more than two-decade career, whether topping the charts as frontman of hard Rock heroes Staind, or his second act as a No. 1 artist on the Country charts as a solo artist, Aaron Lewis has always been painfully honest in his music.
"That's all I've ever done. My songs have always been me wearing my heart on my sleeve, and my emotions on my sleeve, and my misfortunes on my sleeve, my sins on my sleeve," Lewis says. "I don't feel like it would be genuine nor worthy of this crazy ride I've been on if it wasn't." -MORE-
Grammy nominated and multi-platinum artist, the former Stanind front man made his country debut in 2011 with certified gold single “Country Boy” followed by the release of his first full length solo album, The Road.
Lewis’ introspective, personal and relatable lyrics are proof that country music is about lifestyle and values, not necessarily where you were raised. Lewis attributes country as something that has always inspired him. Growing up in rural Vermont the singer/songwriter spent summers with his WWII veteran grandfather hunting and fishing. And there was one specific soundtrack to those times. “I was raised on Country music,” Lewis says. “my grandfather listened to Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Hank Jr., and all of the greats.” And those influences are evident on stage in his new songs and in Staind hits he often performs such as “Outside,” It’s Been Awhile,” and “So Far Away.”