Lewis signs with Blaster
Thursday, May 10, 2012
– Blaster Entertainment signed Aaron Lewis to its roster. Lewis' full-length album is set for release later this summer.
A new release will be the follow-up "Town Line," a solo EP that debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart last year with the now defunct Stroudavarious label. His debut single, Country Boy, was certified gold.
"Aaron Lewis is a great musician," said Tom Porter, CEO of Blaster Entertainment. "His songs relate true country values and life experiences. We're excited about having him on the Blaster team."
"Country music was the first music I ever listened to," said Lewis, who also is lead singer for the hard rock band Staind. "I sat on my grandfather's lap listening to his country records, and I grew to love them. The country audience has been so accepting of my music, and I'm excited about working with the Blaster team to put out the new record this summer."
Lewis' current single, Endless Summer, is picking up radio airplay now. The video recently debuted on CMT's Big New Music Weekend.
Hank Williams, Jr., Neal McCoy and Brother Trouble are also part of the Blaster family. Blaster Records is distributed by Warner Music Nashville.
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