Aaron Lewis is a multi-millionaire musician from the United States. Staind’s lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Aaron Lewis, is most recognized for his work with the band. “Dysfunction,” “Break the Cycle,” “Chapter V,” and “The Illusion of Progress” were among the albums he made with the band. Lewis released his debut EP, “Town Line,” in 2011 to great acclaim as a country solo artist.
Life in the Earlier Years
Aaron Lewis was born on April 13th, 1972, to a Catholic father and a Jewish mother in Springfield, Vermont. Aaron Lewis relocated to Longmeadow, Massachusetts, with his father when his parents divorced.
During a Christmas party in 1993, Aaron Lewis met musician Mike Mushok. In 1995, together with drummer Jon Wysocki and bassist Johnny April, Staind was created. Among other bands, Korn, Pearl Jam, Tool, and Rage Against the Machines were all covered early on by the band. “Tormented” was Staind’s first studio album released in 1996. The band’s second album, “Dysfunction,” was released in 1999 after signing with Flip Records. The album continues the gloomy nu metal tone of “Tormented” with lyrics inspired by Lewis’s life. The singles “Mudshovel,” “Just Go,” and “Home” were all released as a result.
Progress in Stain Removal
Staind’s third studio album, “Break the Cycle,” was their biggest hit and breakthrough in 2001. The album’s first single, “It’s Been Awhile,” remains the band’s best-known and most successful song, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200. Around seven million copies were sold worldwide, making “Break the Cycle” Staind’s most successful album. The band’s subsequent album, 2003’s “14 Shades of Grey,” was a major smash as well.
“Price to Play” and “So Far Away” were two of the album’s best-selling singles, and the album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. Staind’s fifth studio album, “Chapter V,” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2005. “Right Here,” followed by “King of All Excuses” and “Everything Changes,” where the album’s most popular singles.
More Albums by Staind
‘The Illusion of Progress’ was Staind’s next album, and it was released in 2008. The album’s lead hit, “Believe,” helped propel it to the third spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. Following the release of their self-titled album in 2011, Staind announced that drummer Jon Wysocki would be leaving the band at the end of that year. Not Again and Eyes Wide Open were two of the album’s songs, and it opened at number five on the Billboard 200. Staind went on sabbatical in the summer of 2012 as a result of this. Over the next few years, the band made sporadic appearances.
A Career as an Individual
Aaron Lewis began his solo country music career in 2010 with the release of his EP “Town Line.” “Country Boy” was the lead song from the EP, which was released in 2011. It wasn’t until Lewis’ sophomore album, “The Road,” came out in 2003 that he released the single “Endless Summer.” “Sinner” debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 in 2016 and was his second solo album. “State I’m In” came out three years later, by Aaron Lewis . In early 2022, he released his fourth solo studio album, “Frayed at Both Ends.”
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Aaron Lewis has worked with a wide spectrum of musicians outside of Staind and his solo endeavors. The song “No Sex” from Limp Bizkit’s album “Significant Other” featured him in 1999. Lewis appeared on a remix of Linkin Park’s “Crawling” from the album “Reanimation” a few years later. He’s also singing on tracks by Sevendust, Cold, and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, among others. Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Lewis collaborated on a one-night-only acoustic performance of Alice in Chains’ “Down In a Hole” and Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” in late 2010.
Views on the political spectrum
While on tour in 2019 and 2020 Lewis was seen sporting an American flag-emblazoned “Make America Great Again” beanie. During the COVID-19 epidemic, he has been a vocal opponent of mandatory immunizations and faces masks.
Life at Home
Aaron Lewis has three kids with his wife, Vanessa. He and his wife have reopened their girls’ elementary school in Worthington, Massachusetts, with the help of his non-profit, It Takes a Community. Lewis enjoys whitetail deer hunting with a bow and arrow in his spare time.