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Country - Released April 12, 2019 | The Valory Music Co.

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Country - Released September 16, 2016 | Big Machine

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First time around, Aaron Lewis' move to country seemed tentative -- as much a rebranding as a musical statement. Even if the record was awkward, The Road was a modest success, opening the door for Lewis to make a stronger move on his next country album -- which is precisely what he does on 2016's Sinner, a record that is considerably better than its predecessor. Much of the success has to be placed at the feet of producer Buddy Cannon, who gives the album a sleek, steely modern-day outlaw vibe, one that straightens out and beefs up Chris Stapleton's revivalism. Stapleton's "Whiskey and You" is here, one of several strong neo-traditional songs that help Lewis' unreconstituted power ballads seem somewhat graceful. As nimble as Cannon's production is, Lewis remains a heavy-footed singer; if he's not overselling his message, he sounds drowsy. Nevertheless, Sinner goes down easy thanks to Cannon's production, which is proof that he's one of the best producers currently working in Nashville. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Country - Released September 16, 2016 | Big Machine

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Country - Released November 8, 2012 | Blaster Records

Staind singer Aaron Lewis had success with his solo 2011 country EP Town Line, so it stood to reason that a full-length would follow on its heels. And so it did, with The Road appearing at the end of 2012. Compared to the star-studded arena-country of Town Line, The Road is lean and hard, with its opening cut "75" displaying some measure of twang. Soon enough, though, Lewis is back to his slow plodding ways, using steel guitar as flavoring on tracks that could otherwise function as quiet songs on Staind albums if it wasn't for all the lyrics about god, family, and country. Lewis takes the patriotism of country quite literally, writing on-the-nose odes to "The Road," "Granddaddy's Gun," and "State Lines," summing it all up as a few "Lessons Learned." As he has a flat, affectless voice, Lewis never seems particularly moved or bothered by any of this, he just shrugs his shoulders. Similarly, his music doesn't have much color; it's by-the-numbers red state country, hitting all of its marks and making no lasting impression. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Country - Released June 16, 2017 | Big Machine Records, LLC