Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Aaron Raitiere has released his debut album, Single Wide Dreamer, via Dinner Time Records/Thirty Tigers.
Produced by Miranda Lambert and Anderson East, the record initially started four years ago when Raitiere gave Lambert and East a collection of songs and complete creative control. The resulting 12-song project, which features friends and collaborators Bob Weir, Dave Cobb, Natalie Hemby, Ashley Monroe, Robert Randolph, Foy Vance and Waylon Payne, exemplifies Raitiere’s observational writing that is always inspired by his own experiences.
“I think the record kind of made itself, and that was the vibe I was going with. It was just a bunch of friends getting together trying to help me create something, because they thought I needed a record,” Raitiere shares. “I don’t think there was an intended theme, but it came out to be representative of this time in my life where I was falling in and out of love and learning how to deal with it.”
“I had so much fun working on this project with Aaron. He is truly one of the most amazing artists and humans I’ve ever known. He is legendary and I’m honored to be a part of this record and to call him a friend,” Lambert notes. “I can’t wait to see what happens with this music.”
“It’s a rare thing that a human be able to find and express themselves through songwriting. I’ve been fortunate enough to see it a few times but in the case of Aaron Raitiere, he’s solely himself. Funny, thoughtful, realistic and honest (even when he’s a full of shit),” East adds. “I’m proud to have had the ability to watch his gifts develop into what they’ve become and even more excited to see where they go and who it touches along the way.”
In celebration of the release, Raitiere will make his Grand Ole Opry debut tonight (May 6).
Single Wide Dreamer Track List:
1. Single Wide Dreamer
2. Everybody Else
3. For The Birds
4. Cold Soup
5. At Least We Don’t Have Any Kids
6. Dear Darlin’
7. Your Daddy Hates Me
8. Worst I Ever Had
9. Can’t Rain All The Time
10. Tell Me Something True
11. You’re Crazy
12. Time Will Fly