Aaron Lewis is often viewed by lovers of traditional country music as the real thing despite the fact he’s also widely known as lead vocalist for alt-metal band Staind. Lewis appears to be focusing right now on his solo career in country music, and he is literally all over the place, the place being the USA. Lewis also signed a special guitar slated for giveaway, and you can take your shot at winning it. Continue reading “Aaron Lewis is all over the place as guitar contest commences”
Traditional radio stations were once the heart of country music, but now, as I’ve written before, you’re likely to hear tunes that come off as pop more than country.
Critics abound, and one of the most vocal inside the music business is Aaron Lewis.
Lewis earned his stripes playing a different kind of music, alternative rock, with the band Staind. Leaving that genre for country led some of his previous fans to criticize him on social media because he wasn’t born in the South, the region many associate with country music.
Aaron Lewis, familiar to many as lead vocalist in the band Staind, is aiming for country music roots as the genre is increasingly affected by creeping pop. Lewis’ latest album, Sinner, released recently, includes the song ‘That Ain’t Country’, an ode to a style of music that is based on heritage and to some degree, geography in the sense of ties to an agrarian culture, past or present.
Lewis’ criticism of some artists who are taking the country out of country is well-placed. Continue reading “Lewis aims for country roots with ‘Sinner’”