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The Road

November 13, 2012

Song Title
The Road
Endless Summer
Red, White & Blue
Lessons Learned
Granddaddy's Gun
State Lines
Anywhere But Here
Party in Hell

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  • Original Release Date: November 8, 2012
  • Release Date: November 8, 2012
  • Label: Blaster Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Blaster Records.
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  • Total Length: 41:06
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  • ASIN: B009YUGQJ6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,436 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT ONE BY AARON LEWIS! November 13, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I loved Aaron Lewis first solo album "Town Line" and felt that he was much better in the country music venue than rock. So.........I awaited his second release "The Road" with eager anticipation. Aaron took a while getting this album released, but it was well worth the wait. The Road is awesome throughout, with fantastic story telling combined with heart felt lyrics. He also shows off his vocal abilities and wide range with songs which take him down almost into the bass range and also those that push the tenor envelope....much like my own vocal capabilities and range so I can relate. My Son (also named Aaron!)has been a fan of Stained for quite some time and introduced me to Aaron's "country" music side, and quite frankly.........I'm hooked. This is a SUPER album that is sure to please anyone who loves country music as much as I do. One caviat.....spring for the "deluxe" edition. It includes some awesome live performances that also showcase Aaron's talent! Well worth any extra cost.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Commercial country with twang November 13, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Aaron Lewis
"The Road"
(Blaster Records/Warner Nashville, 2012)
This is commercial country with an admirable amount of twang. A rocker from the alt-metal band, Staind, singer Aaron Lewis "went country" a couple of years ago and signed with producer James Stroud's short-lived Stroudavarious label. He's still working with Stroud on this solid set of chunky neo-trad twang -- it's not quite in Dwight Yoakam or Alan Jackson, but maybe more like Montgomery Gentry or Tracy Lawrence in their rootsier moments. Still, it's a welcome change of pace from the usual high-tech Nashville pop of today. Lewis adds robust vocals and writes almost all the songs... This is commercial country, but with some grit - worth checking out if you're looking for mainstream stuff with a little edge. (DJ Joe Sixpack, Slipcue Guide To Country Music)
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Felt Like he was trying to hard November 13, 2012
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Let me start with a caveat...I LOVE me some Aaron Lewis! And it does pain me to only give this album 3 stars, but I just can't give it more.

There were only 2 songs I enjoyed ... songs I have already heard before the album came out. But the majority of the songs seemed like he was trying to hard to drive home he's country. I wanted to scream - "yeah we get it!"

I could hear classic country influences in the melodies and though I liked those, sometimes the lyrics seemed like he was reaching and it just wasn't what I was hoping this album would be.

And the last song - Party in Hell - yeah that should have been forgotten. We get there are drugs and hard living in country, but that's just not something that is glorified (trucks, beer - those are glorified...not hard drugs!)!!... like the lyric about Keith Whitley being in Hell rubbed me the wrong way and I felt offended for Lori Morgan and his family....and really you could leave out the reference to cocaine.

I think Aaron can do good as a country singer with that voice, but STOP TRYING SO HARD ...we get you are a good ol' boy who bleeds Red, White, & Blue and is proud of your Granddaddy's gun. There are a lot of us like that - we are just as proud of it without having to beat others over the head so they `get it' too.

Still a fan, still rooting for you. Wish you could have included your cover of "What Hurts the Most."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely country... Hardcore Staind fans, be prepared. November 19, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Aaron Lewis, in my opinion, is one of the reasons of why Staind became famous. His lyrics, his voice, his tone, his emotions, and his storytelling all have made him one of my favorite artists. First with Staind and then with introduction to country in Town Line. Now that The Road has finally been released after such a long wait with record deal problems, it is safe to say that Aaron Lewis went all country on this one--

The Road is very much a country album. In my opinion, Aaron Lewis' EP Town Line was minimal country; almost a blend of what Aaron Lewis wanted to do to enter the market. With some of his success with the song 'Country Boy', Aaron Lewis decided to go all the way. The music is twangy, the music is bold, the music is very much sorrowful. To all the hardcore Staind fans, this is not like the latest self titled album from Staind with hard songs like 'The Bottom' or 'Now'. This really isn't in my opinion like Town Line with the exception of 'Endless Summer' and 'Forever'. This album fits on GAC or on a great local Country station. Much of the lyrics fit with the country lifestyle. However, some of the lyrics are very repetitive in quite a few songs. 'The Road' being one of those songs... the same line is repeated. The variation is mediocre and could have used some more creative lines for these songs. This is my only complaint about the album. I knew the album was country and it most importantly *FITS*. This album is good and the musical outline may help to explain why I feel this way.

Musical Outline:
The Road starts off with the song '75' speaking of Aaron Lewis rolling down in his "bedroom" down the road 75. A basic tale of an artist's trouble with being on the road. Getting tired of the same old, tired of the drive, tired of missing his family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars aaron lewis
The master behind music artists nobody has written better then whats coming from the heart the songs has changed something aboit each and every one of us take the time to listen to... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Improvement from The Town EP
He's a musician! A Damn Good Musician!! Love him in Staid. Really impressed me a few years ago in tour with Shinedown. The sincerity and musicianship were great. Read more
Published 19 days ago by JC
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Absolutely love this album. I hope he continues to put out thus caliber of music. Oh and if you ever get the chance for a live show don't pass it up!
Published 26 days ago by Wade Yearby
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
Not too bad. Really like lessons learned song. Has a hit to the heart of truth to it. Granddaddy's gun is the song i was looking for.
Published 1 month ago by Troy Fiscus
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album
The music is a bit rock, mostly country that's about him, his family and his experiences.

It's honest and sounds good.
Published 1 month ago by TRG
5.0 out of 5 stars Aaron lewis =amazing
Awesome album from beginning to end, Aaron Lewis is a great artist and songwriter with an amazing voice, in concert is sweet too.
Published 1 month ago by Kimberly Rabenberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Love this album. Excellent vocals and guitar. Aaron Lewis went from total rock to outlaw country. Every song is great.
Published 3 months ago by Brenda m. hatcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Got for a friend for Christmas
A hunting buddy and friend of mine was very taken by a song or too on this album so got it for him for Christmas
Published 3 months ago by BandB1089
5.0 out of 5 stars Granddaddy's gun took me back
I love country music but with the new "pop" era, I've slowly strayed away. Aaron Lewis get's a lot of crap about how he switched back to country after leaving rock but I... Read more
Published 3 months ago by jtgreen1310
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD.
Country music is not my first choice to listen to, but this CD is excellent. I wish it had included his song "Country Boy".
Published 4 months ago by Richard A.
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