Aaron Lewis is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the post-grunge group Staind as well as a three time Grammy nominated songwriter. In July 2010, Lewis finished recording a country-tinged solo EP entitled "Town Line" that is slated to be released February 2011. It will feature 5 tracks including the first single "Country Boy" featuring George Jones, Charlie Daniels, and Chris Young, as well as "Massachusetts", "Vicious Circles", and a re-recording of "Tangled up in You" originally from The Illusion of Progress. Staind began work on a new album in December 2010.
Before Staind, in a band known as J-CAT. Two of Staind's popular singles—"Outside" and "It's Been Awhile"—were both originally performed by J-CAT with somewhat different lyrics. Lewis grew up, largely, in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, then moved to the Forest Park section of Springfield, Mass.
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