Lewis' "Country Boy" goes gold
Thursday, September 22, 2011
– Aaron Lewis debut solo single, Country Boy,
was certified gold, selling in excess of 500,000 copies. The song is featured on Leweis' debut solo EP, "Town Line," released earlier this year on Nashville's R&J Records.
"This is a really pleasant surprise for me," said Lewis. "It's the first thing I recorded as a solo artist and it's just a very honest record about who I am. It's great that so many people related to it. I'm looking forward to getting back into the studio to make a full record."
George Jones and Charlie Daniels helped out on the song.
Lewis playing live acoustic shows:
Oct. 2 The Summer Stage at Tag's (w/ Blake Shelton) Big Flats, NY
Oct. 5 Bush Hall London,UK
Oct. 27 Lumiere Place Casino (7pm and 9pm) St. Louis,MO
Nov. 5 Sycuan Casino (7pm and 9:30pm) El Cajon,CA
Nov. 11 The Oasis at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Maricopa, AZ
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