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Country music outlaw, Aaron Lewis continues to bring back the traditional sound to the genre in one of his latest songs, “It Keeps On Workin’.”
Lewis kicked his foot through the country music door back in 2011 with his EP Town Line after channeling his roots. Since then, he has gone on to produce a couple studio albums – treating fans to his country sound. In 2016, his album Sinner had tremendous success following its release. Sinner debuted at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums charts and has sold over 146,000 copies in the U.S. alone.
After a couple years, Lewis is back in action with his brand-new album State I’m In. Released April 12, the album features six written songs by Lewis himself. Featuring cuts from talented songwriters including Dan Tyminski and late Keith Whitley, the album tells the story Lewis has waited to reveal.
The outlaw artist headed out on tour in March and will go strong until September, where you can hear his latest album in full throttle along with past favorites.
On Feb. 21, Lewis released a track titled, “It Keeps On Workin’.” With a grungy guitar intro, Lewis leads into the first verse.
“They used to sing about pick up trucks on my radio. Those SOBs are in SUVs that ain’t never left the road but it keeps on workin’. Lord, Lord, Lord, it keeps on workin’.”
Lewis begins to tell the story of the world he grew up in versus the way it is now – especially with country music. As he moves into the second verse, he points out just how he feels toward modern country.
“There ain’t no country music, down on Music Row these days. Used to feel all down back home, now it’s watered down L.A., but it keeps on workin’. Lord, Lord, Lord, it keeps on workin’.”
He cites his inspirations by bringing some country legends into the mix. Personally tributing Waylon Jennings, Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Lefty Frizzell who “never just sang a song.”
You can stream or order the album, State I’m In now. Check it out here.
Listen to Aaron Lewis’ honest song, “It Keeps On Workin'” below.