Latest single “Endless Summer” making an impact on radio now.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Blaster Entertainment has signed Aaron Lewis to its growing roster of recording artists. Lewis received rave reviews for his inaugural country music project, “Town Line”, a solo EP that debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart last year. In addition, his debut single, “Country Boy” has been certified gold and had multiple award nominations.
“Aaron Lewis is a great musician,” said Tom Porter, CEO of Blaster Entertainment. “His songs relate true country values and life experiences. We’re excited about having him on the Blaster team.”
“Country music was the first music I ever listened to,” Lewis said. “I sat on my grandfather’s lap listening to his country records and I grew to love them. The country audience has been so accepting of my music and I’m excited about working with the Blaster team to put out the new record this summer.”
In addition to Blaster, Lewis’ management team — Vector Management — has formed an experienced marketing and promotion team to help continue Lewis’ country music career. “We believe in Aaron,” said Ken Levitan, president of Vector Management. “The fan reaction to Aaron’s records has been phenomenal. We’ve put together a great team to help introduce him to country fans who may not have heard him yet.”
Levitan has recruited Derek Simon to handle marketing and project management for Lewis’ forthcoming album. “Blaster is a perfect home for Aaron,” says Simon, who worked with Lewis on his “Town Line” EP. “We’ve put together a strong, focused team and we’ll pick up exactly where Aaron left off with ‘Town Line’.”
Lewis’ current single, “Endless Summer” is picking up radio airplay now. Veteran music executive Skip Bishop, along with John Ettinger, Tony Benken and the entire Quarterback promotion team, have been introducing the song to radio stations. “You don’t have to look too far to find rabidly positive fans, press and excitement around Aaron Lewis,” Bishop says. “His music brings a very cool and contemporary edge to country radio.”
Aaron’s new music video for “Endless Summer” recently debuted on CMT’s Big New Music Weekend. Leslie Fram, Senior VP for Music Strategies at CMT said, “It was quickly obvious that we had just discovered the official anthem of the Summer of 2012!”
Lewis recently played to a record crowd at the Stagecoach Festival in California, an acoustic performance that one writer called one of the top five performances at that festival. Performing his recent hit “Country Boy” and other songs from his first country EP, Lewis had the crowd singing along.
Lewis follows in the footsteps of other great country artists who have signed with the Blaster Entertainment team. Hank Williams, Jr., Neal McCoy and Brother Trouble are also part of the Blaster family. Aaron Lewis’ full-length album is set for release later this summer. Blaster Records is distributed by Warner Music Nashville.
Have a look at the video for ‘Country Boy’ again below