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Aaron Lewis Digs Down To His Roots With 'Sinner' On September 16

Country Rocker Releases First Album + Single on Dot Records;  THE SINNER TOUR Dates Announced

"That Ain't Country" Available Now

Known for genuinely gritty lyrics and hard rock anthems, Aaron Lewis is getting back to his Country roots September 16 with his first album on Dot Records entitled SINNER. Lewis comes out of the gate "with both fists flying" on the lead single "That Ain't Country," available today - where he laments the current state of "Country, if you call it that," and pines for the sound of his honky-tonk heroes. The Bocephus-styled musicality and Lewis' accessible vocals showcase the "pain, heartache and desperation," a bedrock of traditional Country that is often missing from the airwaves today.

Pre-order for the physical album begins today at while the digital version will be offered at retailers starting July 15 with select instant grat tracks available throughout the launch.

Produced by Country legend Buddy Cannon (George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones), and recorded over 16 intense hours at Nashville's Blackbird Studios, SINNER captures Lewis' mindset, a laid back soundtrack that is reminiscent of the genre's most honest and musically adventurous artists.

"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," says Lewis. "That was the music I heard a kid, and that's the Country music that permeated my soul and stuck with me my whole life."

While SINNER may surprise those unaware of Lewis' lyrical depth and vocal authority, hard-core fans of his concerts (which he describes as "a very healthy mix of cowboy hats, baseball caps, tattoos and black shirts") will rejoice in having definitive copies of songs they've been hearing live and on the Internet, some for a couple of years.


1. "Sinner" (featuring Willie Nelson) | Aaron Lewis

2. "That Ain't Country" | Aaron Lewis

3. "Whiskey And You" | Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton

4. "Northern Redneck" | Aaron Lewis

5. "Mama" | Aaron Lewis

6. "Sunday Every Saturday Night" | Aaron Lewis, Ira Dean

7. "Lost And Lonely" | Aaron Lewis

8. "Story Of My Life" | Aaron Lewis

9. "Stuck In These Shoes" | Aaron Lewis

10. "I Lost It All" | Aaron Lewis

11. "Travelin' Soldier" | Bruce Robison

Lewis is currently previewing the new album for sold-out crowds at festivals and headline dates across the country, including a stop at CMA Music Fest in Nashville last week and LakeShake in Chicago on June 17. With every ticket purchased for THE SINNER TOUR beginning October 24, fans will receive one digital download of the full album when it is available on release date. For tickets, tour dates and additional information visit

*Digital download of Sinner' with every ticket purchased

June 24 Kansas City, MO | Whiskey Tango

June 25 Chillicothe, IL | Three Sisters Park

July 2 New Braunfels, TX | Whitewater Amphitheater

July 3 Lake Charles, LA | Golden Nugget

July 15 Pikeville, KY | Expo Center

July 16 Mineral Wells, WV | West Virginia Interstate Fair and Expo

July 17 Brooklyn, MI | Faster Horses Festival

July 20 Sioux Falls, SD | The District

July 21 Lincoln, NE | Bourbon Theatre

July 22 McCook, NE | Red Willow County Fairgrounds

July 23 Tulsa, OK | Cain's Ballroom

July 28 Morgantown, WV | Mountainfest Motorcycle Fest @ Mylan Park

July 29 Cherokee, NC | Harrah's

July 30 Sweet Home, OR | Oregon Jamboree

July 31 George, WA | Watershed Festival

Aug 4 Aberdeen, WA | D&R Theatre

Aug 5 George, WA | Watershed Festival

Aug 19 Binghamton, NY | Magic City Music Hall

Aug 20 Franklin, OH | JD Legends

Aug 21 Lancaster, PA | American Music Theatre

Sept 1 Du Quoin, IL | Du Quoin State Fair

Sept 6 Mt Pleasant, MI | Soaring Eagle Casino

Sept 28 San Diego, CA | Humphrey's Concerts

Sept 29 Merced, CA | Art Kamanger Center

Sept 30 Stateline, NV | Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Oct 1 Las Vegas, NV | Route 66 Fest

*Oct 24 Hollywood, CA | The Troubadour
*Oct 26 Ventura, CA | Majestic Theatre
*Oct 27 Anaheim, CA | The Grove Theatre
*Oct 28 Sacramento, CA | Ace of Spades
*Oct 29 Riverside, CA | Riverside Municipal
*Nov 4 Spokane, WA | Knitting Factory
*Nov 5 Boise, ID | Knitting Factory
*Nov 6 Salt Lake City, UT | The Depot
*Nov 10 Wichita, KS | The Cotillion
*Nov 11 Burlington, IA | Memorial Auditorium
*Nov 12 St Louis, MO | The Pageant
*Nov 17 Minnepolis, MN | First Avenue
*Nov 18 Rosemont, IL | Joes
*Nov 19 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
*Nov 20 Columbia, MO | Blue Note
*Dec 8 Glasgow, KY | Plaza Theatre
*Dec 9 Indianapolis, IN | 8 Seconds Saloon
*Dec 10 Grand Rapids, MI | Orbit Room
*Dec 11 Cleveland, OH | House of Blues
*Jan 12 Greensboro, NC | Cone Ballroom
*Jan 13 Raleigh, NC | The Ritz
*Jan 14 Charlotte, NC | Coyote Joe's
*Jan 19 Birmingham, AL | Iron City
*Jan 20 Atlanta, GA | Buckhead Theatre
*Jan 21 Greenville, SC | The Blind Horse Saloon
*Jan 22 Montgomery, AL | Montgomery Perf Arts Center
*Jan 25 New Orleans, LA | Joy Theater
*Jan 26 Little Rock, AR | The Metroplex
*Jan 28 Fort Worth, TX | Billy Bob's Texas
*Feb 1 Silver Spring, | MD The Fillmore
*Feb 4 Buffalo, NY | Town Ballroom
*Feb 9 Orlando, FL | House of Blues
*Feb 10 Tampa, FL | Dallas Bull
*Feb 11 Ft Myers, FL | The Ranch Concert
*Feb 16 Louisville, KY | The Louisville Palace
*Feb 18 Fort Wayne, IN | Rusty Spur



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