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During his performance at Ohio’s famous country music venue The Bluestone, Aaron Lewis passionately performed a song he wrote about traveling around the country to do what he does best – sing.
Titled “State Lines,” Lewis detailed the rough life of being a traveling singer, having to hop on a bus and drive from gig to gig, no matter how large or small the venue might be.
“I’ve played concert halls and holes in walls and places that a show just shouldn’t be,” he sang. “There’s stadiums and late night shows on every major network on TV.”
“State Lines” was included on Lewis’ debut full-length solo album The Road in 2012. He wrote all of the ten tracks except for one, “Granddaddy’s Gun,” which was penned by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Bobby Pinson.
As he stood on The Bluestone’s stage, and his band was playing the song’s intro behind him, Lewis told the sold-out crowd, “Pretty sure this happened on a Wednesday.”
He then dove into the beautifully written lyrics, singing, “I just left out of Corpus and I’m heading into Nashville for the day / I left my mark on music row, now back out on the road, more shows to play.”
His fans longed for every lyric, sitting on the edge of their seats as if they were being told a new story, even though they were some of Lewis’ biggest fans and knew the song well.
Watch him perform “State Lines” below.
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