First Full Length Solo Album, The Road, To Be Released November 13
Nashville, TN (November 1, 2012) - Blaster Records’ Aaron Lewis will kick off the first leg of “The Road Tour” beginning November 3 in Mount Pocono, PA. Mercury Nashville’s Randy Montana will join Lewis on the 20 plus-city tour wrapping on December 15, in Albany, NY. To purchase tickets visit www.aaronlewismusic.com
"Touring and connecting with the audience has a huge influence on my music," says Lewis. "This new record was essentially written and recorded while I was out on the road and the songs really reflect all the emotions that come with that."
Lewis proudly shares his country roots with the release of his first full-length solo album, The Road, in stores November 13. The album, co-produced by Lewis and legendary Nashville producer James Stroud, is deeply rooted in traditional country and features nine powerful, pensive and unforgettable new Lewis compositions. The Road also features the first song Lewis has ever recorded by an outside writer, the Rhett Akins/Dallas Davidson/Bobby Pinson-penned "Granddaddy's Gun."
A new single from the album, "Forever," has just shipped to radio and a video for the track will soon debut on CMT, GAC and other outlets.
Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter and Nashville native, Randy Montana, joins Lewis as an acoustic opener on the upcoming tour dates. No stranger to the road, Montana has toured with acts such as Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum, and he's thrilled to add Lewis to this musically diverse lineup.
"I'm really excited to be a part of this tour and looking forward to getting back on the road to play a lot of the new music I've been working on. I'm also a huge fan of Aaron's music, so I'm fired up to be able to watch his show every night."
About Aaron Lewis:
Aaron Lewis made his journey to the country scene in 2011 with the release of his debut EP, Town Line, and the success of the gold-selling single “Country Boy,” featuring legendary George Jones and Charlie Daniels. The seven-song EP reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release. Lewis finished the year with nominations from the Academy of Country Music for “Vocal Event of the Year,” as well as two CMT nominations for “Breakthrough Video of the Year” and “Collaborative Video of the Year,” proving him to be a real “Country Boy.” For more information, please visit www.aaronlewismusic.com
About Randy Montana:
Randy Montana is recognized for his Top 40 debut single "Ain't Much Left Of Lovin' You," as well as "Back Of My Heart" and his signature song, "1,000 Faces." He is currently working on the follow up to his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. For more information visit www.randymontana.com
*November 2-3 Mount Pocono, Mount Airy Casino Resort
November 4 Sayerville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
November 7 Munhall, PA, Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
November 8 Columbus, OH, Bluestone
November 9 Knoxville, TN, Cotton Eyed Joe
November 10 Winston Salem, NC, Johnny & June's Ultra Saloon
November 15 Davie, FL, Cowboys Saloon
November 16 Jacksonville, FL, Mavericks
November 17 Orlando, FL, Plaza Theatre
November 18 Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 23 Kansas City, MO, Midland By AMC
November 24 Minneapolis, MN, Mill City Nights
November 25 Des Moines, IA, Val Air Ballroom
November 27 Springfield, MO, Gilloz Theatre
November 28 Scott, LA, Cowboys
November 29 Monroe, LA, The Hookin' Bull
November 30 Winnie, TX, Nutty Jerry's
*December 1 Ft Worth, TX, Billy Bob's
December 7 Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
December 8 Rootstown, OH , Dusty Armadillo
December 9 Philladelphia, PA, Trocadero Theatre
December 11 Orono, ME, Alfond Arena at the University of ME
December 13 Williamsville, NY, Club Infinity
December 14 New York, NY, Irving Plaza
December 15 Clifton Park, NY, Northern Lights/Upstate Concert Hall
*signifies Randy Montana not performing