Well, here’s a country singer that doesn’t mince words.
Though he first gained stardom with his rock band, Staind, Aaron Lewis has made the leap into country music with his second solo release, “Sinner,” due out Sept. 16.
Aaron is very particular about the kind of country music he likes, and he says you can’t find it on today’s country radio stations. In fact, his new song, “That Ain’t Country,” speaks directly to his distaste for modern country music. While introducing the song in this YouTube clip, Aaron went so far as to namecheck some of the acts he feels are the worst offenders.
Aaron tells the crowd, “I just want to thank a few people for inspiring me to write this song. I’d like to thank Sam Hunt. I know he’s so pretty to look at. I’d like to thank Luke Bryan, for most of his stuff. You know, he surprises me every once in awhile. I’d like to thank Dan and Shay. I’d like to thank Cole Swindell and every other motherfucker that is just choking the life out of country music. This song is called ‘That Ain’t Country.'”
If you want to know what kind of country Aaron prefers, just check out the list of guest stars on “Sinner.” He recruited Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson and Vince Gill to join him on the new project.