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Aaron Lewis

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At the heart of Staind's loud, angst-laden music are the confessional lyrics and introspective personality of frontman Aaron Lewis. While other post-grunge bands were successful in mining the dark caverns once explored by Soundgarden and Alice in Chains, Lewis allowed his sensitivity to pour freely from his words and often pensive vocals, enabling Staind to strike a balance between heavy metal bombast and thoughtful, melodic rock. Born in Springfield, Vermont, Lewis listened to folk music as a child. The son of divorced parents, he chronicled the emotional turmoil in his childhood with Staind, namely on tracks like "Epiphany" and "For You," from Break the Cycle. Like the late Kurt Cobain from Nirvana, Lewis cast an unpretentious, no-frills image, exhibiting a brooding disposition and emotional vulnerability that troubled youths could relate to. Lewis recorded his first album with Staind, Tormented, in 1996. Staind remained on the fringes of mainstream acceptance until "Outside," a live collaboration between Lewis and Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst during the 1999 Family Values Tour, blew up on alternative and mainstream rock stations a year later. With only his acoustic guitar as his musical backing, Lewis delivered a raw, anguished performance of a song that Staind would later record in the studio for Break the Cycle. The track carved the path for Staind's subsequent commercial breakthrough. Staind sustained a decade of popularity before Lewis broke free with a solo career in 2011, refashioning himself as a conservative country singer on his 2011 EP, Town Line. He had some success with the album but before he could capitalize on his country career, he reunited with Staind for an eponymous album in 2011. In 2012, he prepped his full-length country debut, The Road, which appeared toward the end of the year. Thanks to the minor hits "Endless Summer," "Country Boy," and "Forever," the album went to seven on Billboard's country chart, and he followed it with another country album, Sinner, in the fall of 2016. ~ Michael Sutton
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Albums by
Aaron Lewis

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    11 songs

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    Sinner

    1 song

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    Mama

    1 song

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    Lost and Lonely

    10 songs

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    The Road

    1 song

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    Whiskey and You

    1 song

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    Sinner

    1 song

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    That Ain't Country

    1 song

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    Endless Summer

    2 songs

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    Country Boy

    7 songs

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    Town Line


Top Songs by
Aaron Lewis

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    Popularity
  2.   Country Boy
  3.   That Ain't Country
  4.   Forever
  5.   Sinner
  6.   Whiskey and You
  7.   Grandaddy's Gun
  8.   Endless Summer
  9.   Tangled Up in You
  10.   The Road
  11.   Epiphany
  12.   Red, White & Blue
  13.   Anywhere But Here
  14.   Vicious Circles
  15.   Mama
  16.   Massachusetts
  17.   Party in Hell
  18.   The Story Never Ends
  19.   Afraid
  20.   75
  21.   Lessons Learned
  22.   Lost and Lonely
  23.   State Lines
  24.   Northern Redneck
  25.   Travelin' Soldier
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Aaron Lewis

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    The New 40

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    Outlaw Country

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    New Country Now

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    George Jones Tribute

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    4th of July Celebration

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    Red Dirt Road


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