Aaron Lewis crosses line to the top
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
– Staind front man Aaron Lewis scored a umber one with his debut country disc, "Town Line."
The EP, produced by Grammy Award-winner James Stroud, also lands at 7 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, with first week sales exceeding 37,000 copies.
The CD takes over the top of the chart from Lady Antebellum's long running number one, "Need You Now."
The success is being fueled by the lead single and video Country Boy, currently on CMT's "Top 20 Countdown" show. The singer, songwriter and musician performed the song March 1 on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles, after which Lewis flew to Nashville to perform at the annual Country Radio Seminar (CRS).
"This town appreciates great songs and great talent and Aaron certainly brings both of those to the table, but a number one record is more than we let ourselves dream about when we were making the record. We just couldn't be more thrilled," Stroud said.
Stroud heads the indie label, Stroudavarious.
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