Aaron Lewis’ ‘Sinner’ Lands in Top 5 of Billboard All-Genre Chart
Aaron Lewis has good reason to celebrate. His latest album, Sinner, debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, which is the publication's all-genre chart. That puts him just behind names like Drake and Mac Miller.
Additionally, Lewis nabs the top position on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with his new album. According to Billboard, Sinner is his career-best within the genre, with 39,000 copies sold this week. It follows his previous No. 1 with his 2011 EP, Town Line.
Lewis' daughter is featured on the last track of the album. “Travelin’ Soldier” includes the voice of his daughter Zoe, who was 13 at the time of recording. He says she “nailed” her performance, even though she was a little nervous.
“With that kind of nerves and that kind of excitement, that’s when people crash and burn bad in their tryouts for The Voice or American Idol, on the spot in front of people that make you nervous,” he explains to Taste of Country Nights. “She laid that down three times and she sang it three times and she was done and it was perfect. For it to be her first experience doing that and in a room front of people she was intimidated by … That little girl nailed it three times. I’m a very proud dad.”
Lewis adds that he thinks “Travelin’ Soldier” could be the “most downloaded song off the record.”
“That Ain’t Country” is the first single off the project and a song that has sparked some controversy for Lewis in the live setting. When performing the song at a recent concert, Lewis began the song by calling out Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay and Cole Swindell for "choking all the life out of country music."
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