Aaron Lewis Digs Down to his Roots with SINNER on September 16

Album Cover Art Courtesy of Dot Records

NASHVILLE, TN (June 17, 2016) – Known for genuinely gritty lyrics and hard rock anthems, Aaron Lewis is getting back to his Country roots September 16 with his first album on Dot Records entitled SINNER. Lewis comes out of the gate “with both fists flying” on the lead single “That Ain’t Country,” – available today – where he laments the current state of “Country, if you call it that,” and pines for the sound of his honky-tonk heroes. The Bocephus-styled musicality and Lewis’ accessible vocals showcase the “pain, heartache and desperation,” a bedrock of traditional Country that is often missing from the airwaves today.

Pre-order for the physical album begins today at pledgemusic.com/aaronlewis while the digital version will be offered at retailers starting July 15 with select instant grat tracks available throughout the launch.

Produced by Country legend Buddy Cannon (George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones), and recorded over 16 intense hours at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios, SINNER captures Lewis’ mindset, a laid back soundtrack that is reminiscent of the genre’s most honest and musically adventurous artists.

“I’d like to think that SINNER is a newer take on classic, traditional Outlaw Country, Waylon and Merle and Willie, and Hank Jr. and Johnny Cash and all that stuff,” says Lewis. “That was the music I heard a kid, and that’s the Country music that permeated my soul and stuck with me my whole life.”

While SINNER may surprise those unaware of Lewis’ lyrical depth and vocal authority, hard-core fans of his concerts (which he describes as “a very healthy mix of cowboy hats, baseball caps, tattoos and black shirts”) will rejoice in having definitive copies of songs they’ve been hearing live and on the Internet, some for a couple of years.

1.    “Sinner” (featuring Willie Nelson) | Aaron Lewis
2.    “That Ain’t Country” | Aaron Lewis
3.    “Whiskey And You” | Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton
4.    “Northern Redneck” | Aaron Lewis
5.    “Mama” | Aaron Lewis
6.    “Sunday Every Saturday Night” | Aaron Lewis, Ira Dean
7.    “Lost And Lonely” | Aaron Lewis
8.    “Story Of My Life” | Aaron Lewis
9.    “Stuck In These Shoes” | Aaron Lewis
10.   “I Lost It All” | Aaron Lewis
11.    “Travelin’ Soldier” | Bruce Robison 

Lewis is currently previewing the new album for sold-out crowds at festivals and headline dates across the country, including a stop at CMA Music Fest in Nashville last week and LakeShake in Chicago on June 17. With every ticket purchased for THE SINNER TOUR beginning October 24, fans will receive one digital download of the full album when it is available on release date. For tickets, tour dates and additional information visit AaronLewisMusic.com.

*Digital download of ‘Sinner’ with every ticket purchased

June 24         Kansas City, MO | Whiskey Tango
June 25         Chillicothe, IL | Three Sisters Park
July 2             New Braunfels, TX | Whitewater Amphitheater
July 3             Lake Charles, LA | Golden Nugget
July 15           Pikeville, KY | Expo Center
July 16           Mineral Wells, WV | West Virginia Interstate Fair and Expo
July 17           Brooklyn, MI | Faster Horses Festival
July 20           Sioux Falls, SD | The District
July 21           Lincoln, NE | Bourbon Theatre
July 22           McCook, NE  | Red Willow County Fairgrounds
July 23           Tulsa, OK | Cain’s Ballroom
July 28           Morgantown, WV | Mountainfest Motorcycle Fest @ Mylan Park
July 29           Cherokee, NC | Harrah’s
July 30           Sweet Home, OR | Oregon Jamboree
July 31           George, WA  | Watershed Festival
Aug 4             Aberdeen, WA | D&R Theatre
Aug 5             George, WA  | Watershed Festival
Aug 19           Binghamton, NY | Magic City Music Hall
Aug 20           Franklin, OH | JD Legends
Aug 21           Lancaster, PA | American Music Theatre
Sept 1            Du Quoin, IL | Du Quoin State Fair
Sept 6            Mt Pleasant, MI | Soaring Eagle Casino
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 24          Hollywood, CA | The 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 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 17         Minnepolis, MN First Avenue
*Nov 18         Rosemont, IL Joes
*Nov 19         Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
*Nov 20         Columbia, MO | Blue Note
*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 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 Perf Arts Center
*Jan 25         New Orleans, LA | Joy Theater
*Jan 26         Little Rock, AR | The Metroplex
*Jan 28         Fort Worth, TX | Billy Bob’s Texas
*Feb 1           Silver Spring, | MD The Fillmore
*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 18         Fort Wayne, IN | Rusty Spur