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Country crooner on stage tonight

April 11, 2019

Country star Aaron Lewis takes the stage at Dos Amigos tonight.

Lewis is on a nationwide tour taking is outlaw country tunes from his new album, “State I’m In,” on the road.

Lewis, his website aaronlewismusic.com details, wrote six of the 10 tracks, which also features cuts by acclaimed songwriters Dan Tyminski and the late Keith Whitley, among others.

The album was produced by Buddy Cannon, and the title track and “The Bottom” is out at all digital partners and for all album pre-orders ahead of the scheduled Friday.

“State I’m In” is a follow-up to “Sinner,” which went No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, Top 200 Albums, and Top Digital Albums Charts.

The singer, on his website, said he made zero compromises with either himself.

“I’d like to think that “Sinner” is a newer take on classic, traditional Outlaw Country, Waylon and Merle and Willie, and Hank Jr. and Johnny Cash and all that stuff,” Lewis said on his website. “That was the music I heard as a kid, and that’s the Country music that permeated my soul and stuck with me my whole life.”

Lewis, who fronted the rock group Staind, has sold 13 million albums worldwide and four consecutive top three debuts on Billboard’s Top 200, including the single “It’s Been Awhile,” which remains the most-played rock song of the decade.

Lewis will be on the road throughout 2019.