Aaron Lewis
lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the rock group Staind
Aaron Lewis
Aaron Lewis, is a American musician, who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the rock group Staind, with whom he has released seven studio albums. He has since ventured into country music with his debut solo album, Town Line. The EP was released on March 1, 2011 on Stroudavarious Records. Lewis' first full-length solo release, The Road, was released by Blaster Records on November 13, 2012.
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Aaron Lewis performs 'That Ain't Country'
Fox News - 5 months
Singer prepares to launch solo album
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A Non-Profit, From an Insider's Perspective
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Publicolor is a longterm youth development program that engages high-risk students ages 12-24 in their education year-round in a continuum of design-based programs that mentor them for success three days a week for four to five years before and then through college until graduation. Aaron Lewis is representative of Publicolor's many successes, and this is his story in his own words. My name is Aaron Rashid Lewis. In the four years I've been a member of Publicolor, I've been to a ton of workshops. I've learned about commercial painting. I've earned weekly stipends and even got my first job as a part of the Fresh Coat [semi-professional paining] team. Publicolor has given me a lot. But I'd like to share with you the most important thing it has given me. Publicolor taught me tenacity! T-E-N-A-C-I-T-Y. Tenacity: persistent determination, something so simple, but yet so valuable and difficult to obtain. When I was four I suffered from many migraines and a seizure. It turned out ...
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Former Federal Prosecutors Daniel Shallman, Aaron Lewis Join Covington's New Los Angeles Office
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former federal prosecutor and leading white collar defense lawyer Dan Shallman will join Covington as a partner in the firm's new Los Angeles office on March 9. Mr. Shallman will head the firm's Southern California white collar and investigations team while also playing a leading role in the growth of Covington's LA office.
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Singer berates fans for 'molesting' female crowd-surfer
USA Today - over 2 years
Frontman Aaron Lewis spotted some concert-goers inappropriately touching a female fan.
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Scene & Herd: Where the stars were and what they were doing
Fox News - about 3 years
Ted Nugent, Aaron Lewis, Craig Morgan and Colton James all performing at the 14th Annual Golden Moose Awards at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, joined by the likes of Texas Governor Rick Perry, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.
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GAC Album Review: Chris Young’s A.M.
GAC - Great American Country - over 3 years
Chris Young’s 2013 album, A.M. Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville. Like several cups of strong coffee, Chris Young’s fourth studio album, A.M., is an electric jolt to the system. Favoring heavy guitars and pounding drums, Chris rips through 11 songs in 37 minutes on his way to hard country bliss. It’s urgent, it’s unpredictable, and it’s totally unlike any other project the 28-year-old Tennessee native has ever released. Chris is well known for his rich baritone and neo-traditional sound. No. 1 hits like 2009’s “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” and 2011’s “Tomorrow” showcased classic country arrangements, slick production and a steady patience to let themes develop. This time around, however, it’s all about the immediate reward as Chris and longtime producer James Stroud (Toby Keith, Aaron Lewis) push the tempo and the volume. Chris sticks to many of the themes that have been successful for him in the past. The difference is whereas his 2012 single “Neon” spoke to ...
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Feb. 27: Find Grocery Deals, Aaron Lewis
Calabasas Patch - almost 4 years
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Metal singer Aaron Lewis finds second home in country music
Reuters.com - over 4 years
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Aaron Lewis stands as one of the more unusual crossovers into country music, but the singer of the metal band Staind believes it was a fit made in the cradle.
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Aaron Lewis' cohesive country side
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Staind's frontman displays a gift for emotional detail Aaron Lewis is the tatted-out frontman for the multiplatinum-selling rock outfit Staind. You can now add "authentic country artist" to his description.
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Burglary suspects chased off by 87-year-old face more charges
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
Two suspects accused of breaking into an 87-year-old woman's home earlier this month, prompting her to grab a gun, have been charged with four more burglaries. Christopher Aaron Lewis and Lance Millard Staton have been connected to three home burglaries in the Crooked Creek subdivision, said Capt. Frank Stout, spokesman for the Henderson County Sheriff's Office. "The two suspects were also charged with the breaking and entering of the pro shop (at Crooked Creek)," Stout added. Lewis is being held in the Henderson County jail in lieu of a $160,000 secured bond for the four new burglary charges. Staton is being held in lieu of a $150,000 secured bond for his additional burglary charges. Both men were charged with first-degree burglary Aug. 16 after police said they broke into 87-year-old Jean Frohling's home in the Highland Lake Community. Frohling said she startled an intruder in her bedroom, causing him to flee, then grabbed her gun in case the man came back.
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Rocker Aaron Lewis signs to Blaster Records
Monsters and Critics - almost 5 years
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Album review: Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away'
LATimes - almost 5 years
Seven years after she won the fourth season of "American Idol," Carrie Underwood has been a top-tier country star for long enough that she can advise a friend to "turn off the static on the TV" (as she does in her new album's pep-talky "Nobody Ever Told You") without sounding like an ingrate. Yet if Underwood has undoubtedly established herself beyond the talent-show realm, she's been less successful embodying a persona more complex than Top-Tier Country Star: When Mitt Romney published a playlist of favorite campaign-trail tunes in March, it made sense that the sometimes-wooden presidential hopeful included Underwood's "All-American Girl." "Blown Away," the singer's fourth album, has been described as a turn toward darkness from a singer who first topped the country chart with "Jesus, Take the Wheel." And insofar as the moody title track finds her willing death-by-tornado upon an abusive father, that's true. (Elsewhere, "Two Black Cadillacs" offers a bleaker spin on the revenge fant ...
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Youth Pride 2012: Youthful Measures: This year, D.C.'s special day marks its sweet 16th birthday with vibrancy. But since its birth, Youth Pride has thrived.
Metro Weekly - almost 5 years
Youth Pride Guide: Celebrating LGBT youth pride seems to gain traction with every passing year. People come out younger. Institutions working with youth – like schools, nonprofits, local governments, religious groups – cater to LGBT and questioning youth in ways that might have seemed unthinkable a decade ago. Then again, it's not as though LGBT youth have managed to altogether escape bullying and harassment, or keep from being disproportionately affected by homelessness. As progress is made in some areas, more problems might be revealed, or resources can shift to address problems that have gone largely ignored. Whether it's celebrating the good or countering the bad, Youth Pride Day has it all, a very rare pride event dedicated to LGBT youth. This year, D.C.'s special day marks its sweet 16th birthday with vibrancy. But since its birth, Youth Pride has thrived. ''We had about 900 people show up for the first year,'' says Christopher Dyer, looking back to 1997, when he was ...
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Aaron Lewis gets boost from his ex-bus driver at fair show
The Palm Beach Post - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-299253" href="/aaron+lewis+1">Aaron Lewis</a> entertains the South Florida Fair crowd during his performance. (Scott Shapiro / sflinsider.com) After a steady stream of hits as the lead singer of the alternative band Staind, <a class="fplink fp-299253" href="/aaron+lewis+1">Aaron Lewis</a> has reinvented himself as a solo country artist. But, while doing his acoustic tour, his former bus driver Ben Kitterman has joined him on stage. The collaborative effort of Aaron’s edgy vocals and Ben’s insane knack on the pedal steel and dobro really make it an acoustic set unlike anything you’ve probably ever heard before. Aaron will be dropping his debut solo album Town Line some time in the Spring. Already the EP of the upcoming album has garnered the massive hit “Country Boy”. It was the first country song Aaron ever wrote and one he considers his life story. Photos: <a class="fplink fp-299253" href="/aaron+lewis+1">Aaron Lewis</a> at South Florida Fair | Go to this ...
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Aaron Lewis steps out from the shadows with CD release party tonight at Savoy
Cape Breton Post - about 5 years
By <a class="fplink fp-169415" href="/laura+jean">Laura Jean</a> Grant Cape Breton Post
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Staind 'Not Again' Brings Bleak, Heavy Quality – Video Review [Watch] - Audio Ink Radio
Google News - over 5 years
Taking a few years off for Aaron Lewis to mingle in the county world doesn&#39;t send Staind into a tailspin in the least. By now, Staind know how to make the kind of music their post-grunge fans adore, and they&#39;re able to modernize their outer layer while
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Staind Deliver Melodic Rock Fury on 'Not Again' -- Video Premiere - Noisecreep
Google News - over 5 years
Vocalist-songwriter Aaron Lewis told us about the song and video clip. &quot;Making this album was hard. I guess you can say &#39;Not Again&#39; is a direct reflection of the events that transpired during the recording process. The video was done by Paul Brown,
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New Staind self-titled album out Sept 19 - Altsounds.com
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;That was born out of the frustrations of making this record,&quot; exclaims singer/songwriter/guitarist Aaron Lewis. &quot;It came out of being really fucking pissed off, and you can hear that in my voice.&quot; Meanwhile, &#39;The Bottom&#39;, featured on the
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Sunday's Blake Shelton show at Tag's postponed - Corning Leader
Google News - over 5 years
The country singer&#39;s show, which also included opening act Aaron Lewis, has been rescheduled for Oct. 2. All tickets will be honored on the new date. For more information, email info@tagstickets.com or call (800) 650-TAGS
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Aaron Lewis
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 43
    Lewis endorsed Donald Trump before the United States presidential election of 2016.
    More Details Hide Details On November 4, 2006, Lewis performed at his old high school in Longmeadow, Massachusetts and gave all the proceeds to the music department to fund the department's expenses to buy new equipment and supplies. Lewis' main focus, however, is the non-profit organization, It Takes a Community, where he and his wife have started to reopen their daughters' elementary school in Worthington, Massachusetts.
  • 2014
    Age 41
    At the 2014 World Series Game 5, Aaron Lewis flubbed the National Anthem.
    More Details Hide Details Instead of singing "at the twilight's last gleaming," Lewis sang, "were so gallantly streaming," words that come later on. Lewis released a statement of apology, stating, "All I can say is I'm sorry and ask for the Nation's forgiveness. My nerves got the best of me and I am completely torn up about what happened. America is the greatest country in the world. The Star-Spangled Banner means so much to so many, including myself. I hope everyone can understand the intensity of the situation and my true intent of this performance. I hope that the Nation, Major League Baseball and the many fans of our national pastime can forgive me." The incident was particularly embarrassing for Lewis, as three years earlier he publicly criticized singer Christina Aguilera for doing the same thing. Lewis is married to Vanessa Lewis and has three daughters, Zoe Jane, Nyla Rae and Indie Shay. Lewis also has two sisters, Evyette and Rachel, as well as a brother, Jesse.
    At the 2014 Rockfest, during the performance of the song "Something to Remind You" from Staind, Aaron Lewis scolded some men for groping a teenage female fan while she was crowd surfing.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    Lewis released his first full solo album, The Road, in November 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Its debut single, "Endless Summer", has also made the country charts. Lewis wrote every song on the 10 track collection, except for "Granddaddy's Gun" which was penned by Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Bobby Pinson, marking the first time Lewis has recorded outside material for an album. In an interview with Broadway's Electric Barnyard, Lewis said he recorded "Granddaddy's Gun" as both a compliment to a friend, and because he was pressed for time. Lewis wrote songs for his second solo album whilst touring in support of The Road, often performing the unreleased material in his live sets. The album, dubbed Sinner, was mostly recorded in a single 18 hour session, with many tracks done in one take. Aaron's daughter Zoe also provides guest vocals on one song. It is due for release later on September 16, 2016, with the lead single, "That Ain't Country", released on 17 June. Country artist Willie Nelson is featured on the album's title track as well
    In July 2012, Lewis criticized Carrie Underwood for recording "Last Name".
    More Details Hide Details Lewis said he did not mean the things he said specifically about her, but added that he would not record songs that aren't a direct representation of himself, and that he thought the song was a misrepresentation of herself. In the song she talked about hooking up with a guy in a club, knowing little about him (not even his last name), and waking up in Las Vegas, hung over, forgetting her own last name. She asks herself what she'd done and talks about getting married to him. The song won a Grammy but Lewis was surprised by the lyrics and potential bad message to her young fans, originally thinking the lyrics "made her sound like a complete whore." Though she had partial writing credits on the song, Lewis disagreed that she even wrote much or came up with the lyrics and meaning herself, believing she just picked it from her songwriters, whom he believed must have actually written the song for her.
  • 2011
    Age 38
    Lewis said in a July 2011 interview that he was introduced to country music as a child by his grandfather, but his interest was recently rekindled when he toured with fellow rock turned occasional country singer Kid Rock.
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    He has since ventured into country music with his debut solo EP Town Line, which was released on March 1, 2011 on Stroudavarious Records.
    More Details Hide Details Lewis' first full-length solo release, The Road, was released by Blaster Records on November 13, 2012. In 2006, Lewis was ranked at number 49 in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader. Lewis grew up, largely, in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, then moved to the Forest Park section of nearby Springfield from 8th grade through high school. His hobbies include fishing, playing golf, riding his motorcycle and dirt bike, and hunting. He has worked in landscaping, cleaned hotel rooms, and played solo acoustic sets in bars, pool halls, restaurants and coffeehouses. Before Staind, Lewis was in a band known as J-CAT with Tori Sands, Chris Ballini, and former Staind bandmate Jon Wysocki. An album surfaced on the internet with nine of J-CAT's performances at Club Infinity in Springfield, Massachusetts. The performances were recorded while Dysfunction was being recorded. Two of Staind's popular singles—"Outside" and "It's Been Awhile"—were both originally performed by J-CAT with somewhat different lyrics. Lewis has stated in multiple interviews that music has always been his outlet for getting the feeling off his chest.
  • 2010
    Age 37
    In July 2010, Lewis finished recording a country music EP entitled Town Line that was released March 1, 2011 on Stroudavarious Records.
    More Details Hide Details It features seven tracks including three versions of the first single "Country Boy" featuring George Jones, Charlie Daniels, and Chris Young, as well as the songs "Massachusetts", "Vicious Circles", "The Story Never Ends", and a re-recording of "Tangled Up in You" originally from The Illusion of Progress.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 20
    He met Staind lead guitarist Mike Mushok at a Christmas party in 1993, where they became acquainted.
    More Details Hide Details Mike told him about plans on starting a band; however, around that time, Lewis was actually homeless in the New England area. They were going to name the band Staind with the correct dictionary spelling of 'stained', but a punk rock group called Lit had previously used that band name with the same spelling. Lewis says out of respect for the band, they dropped the 'e' in the word 'stained' for their own signature band name. Lewis' music has often focused on his family's issues (until his Country music surfaced, now that he and his parents are closer) and his struggles of growing up. He won't comment much on his childhood, but says he had low self-esteem back then (not necessarily now) and that he was often depressed and often "felt very alone". His songs have become much more positive over the years than in the beginning, but he's stated that his lyrics are always reality-based, and he believes it's why so many have had a strong personal connection to his music over the years. Most fans who've met Lewis say he can be shy when he's not on-stage but friendly, down-to-earth, and one who possesses an upbeat attitude about life. He's said in interviews that he's never desired to wear much of a celebrity image; that though he's pleased with the success he's had in music, he also enjoys the fact that he can go places with his daughters and people still won't recognize him as Aaron Lewis or come up to him.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on April 13, 1972.
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