STAIND’s AARON LEWIS Preparing To Record New Country Solo Album
Staind singer Aaron Lewis is getting ready to head into the recording studio to follow-up to his first full-length country album, “The Road”, which came out in November 2012 via Blaster Records through Warner Music Nashville.
Speaking to Artisan News before his June 7 concert in Englewood, New Jersey, Lewis said about his new solo CD plans, “We’re trying to get the final details put together. It took a while for all the record-label stuff to iron out and get solid on that side of things. So in the next couple of months I’ll be hitting the studio. We’re in the last stages of a record being recorded, where we’re trying to figure out who’s gonna produce it and where we’re gonna do it and that type of stuff.”
Asked how the country-music scene has received him so far, Lewis said: “The fact that radio hasn’t really come around to playing my songs yet, there is a little bit of a backlash there. It seems like the artists that I end up playing with and doing shows with are fans of what I do. It’s just one of those weird things. It’s such a good-old-boys network in Nashville, it’s so political in Nashville, and I’m not one to necessarily play along; I tend to stick to my guns, and sometimes that’s not what they want you to do.”
The last Staind album, a self-titled effort, came out in 2011. The band does not yet have plans to enter the studio.
Guitarist Mike Mushok told the Midland Daily News back in May 2014 about the band’s future, “It’s got to be something that Aaron wants to do. I always enjoy writing with [Aaron] and I look forward to it. We complement each other. He makes what I do better.”