Staind’s Aaron Lewis Teams With Stroudavarious For Country Debut

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is releasing a country project via Stroudavarious Records, with the first music from set to debut tomorrow. Lead single “Country Boy” features guests George Jones, Charlie Daniels and Chris Young.

They also appear in the video, set to premiere tomorrow (12/1) at CMT.com, and Monday (12/6) on CMT-TV. The “Country Boy” single will be available Tues., Dec. 7 at digital retailers.

Lewis’ five-song project, Town Line, was recorded earlier this year in Nashville by producer/Stroudavarious head James Stroud. It is scheduled for a February release.

Lewis says the songs are “simple, understated, and founded on quality songwriting.” Among the tracks are a love letter to his home state “Massachusetts,” the relationship saga “Vicious Circles,” and a new version of “Tangled Up in You,” the stand-out ballad from Staind’s sixth album, The Illusion of Progress.

With Staind, Lewis crafted the most-played rock song of the last decade, “It’s Been Awhile,” and sold 13 million albums worldwide. The band’s other hits include “Outside” and “So Far Away.”

He will hit the road January 15 for a run of solo acoustic dates scheduled through spring.

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