According to The Pulse Of Radio, STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis has pushed back the release date for his first full-length solo album, “The Road”, to September 11. The disc was originally supposed to arrive last Tuesday (June 26). No explanation has been given for the delay. “The Road” follows up Lewis‘ 2011 debut solo EP, “Town Line”, which entered the Billboard Country Albums chart at No. 1 and featured the hit single “Country Boy”. The new album, produced by Nashville hitmaker James Stroud, is likely to follow in the same musical vein as the EP.
The first official single and video from “The Road”, titled “Endless Summer”, has been out since late April.
Lewis wrote nine of the 10 songs on the CD, with the exception of “Grandaddy’s Gun”. That was composed by Nashville songwriters Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Bobby Pinson, marking the first time Lewis has ever recorded another artist’s music for an album.
Lewis is also embarking on a string of summer solo dates that began over the weekend in Texas and will take him into mid-August, when he’ll reconvene with STAIND for the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour, alongside GODSMACK, SHINEDOWN, PAPA ROACH, ADELITAS WAY, REDLIGHT KING and others.
“The Road” track listing:
02. The Road
03. Endless Summer
04. Red, White Blue
05. Lessons Learned
07. Grandaddy’s Gun
08. State Lines
09. Anywhere But Here