American songwriter premieres 'That Ain't Country' video
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.
The lead single serves as a commentary on the current state of "country, if you can call it that," as Lewis said, pining 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," Lewis said. "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 Oct. 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 Nov. 15 for "MSG Live," in association with Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The concert series is a joint initiative between The Madison Square Garden Company and the brewer, as part of the longstanding partnership between the two organizations.
For tickets, tour dates and additional information visit AaronLewisMusic.com.
Lewis will perform at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo on Feb 4, 2017.