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Staind frontman Aaron Lewis plays solo country music at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Feb. 11

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis plays solo country music at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Feb. 11
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From a press release:

You may know Aaron Lewis as the unpretentious and introspective frontman at the heart of Staind’s unique sound. With 13 million albums sold worldwide and four consecutive top three debuts on Billboard’s Top 200, their single “It’s Been Awhile” remains the most-played rock song of the decade.

In 2011, Lewis formally arrived in the country world with the release of his debut EP, “Town Line.” Highlighted by the success of gold-selling single “Country Boy” featuring the legendary George Jones and Charlie Daniels, the seven-song EP reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release.

Lewis will bring his solo country act to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $35-$55, go on sale this Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at, the Event Center box office,, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

He came full circle and returned to the music he grew up on with his first full-length solo country album, “The Road.” The Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another, echoing traditional country. Some of those tales are hilarious and heartwarming, while others are pensive and personal. Nevertheless, they’re all equally powerful, vibrant, and unforgettable. Like “Town Line,” the album was well-received by both critics and fans.

“Country was the background music to my childhood,” Lewis said. “My grandfather listened to Merle Haggard; Hank Williams; Hank Williams, Jr.; and all of the greats. When Staind did our first tour with Kid Rock in 1999, I rode the bus with him on a couple occasions and we bonded over this music. I haven’t been able to let go of it since then.”

Lewis’ songs give us a glimpse of the man behind the music, but it’s an altogether different thing to see it for yourself. As a man who writes and records music that exhibits who he is as a person, it’s clear that he’s willing to let the world know where he’s come from and where he’s going. For him, “The Road” continues to wind and surprise like it always has.

“I’ve always stayed true to how I feel in my songs,” he added. “I love this country, and I feel like I’ve gotten to live the American dream. I’m genuinely blessed to have this opportunity.”