To help us celebrate 4th of July, Aaron Lewis has recently released "Folded Flag" as his new single. The powerful and heartfelt song pays tribute to all those men and women who serve our country.
Written by Marty Morgan, Luc Nyhus and Yasmine Van Wilt, the song takes the perspective of a Serviceman who was killed in action and is speaking to his widow via a letter he wrote her.
Now here I am
Just a few months later coming home to you
I'm flying with my brothers yeah we fought real hard
We're all packed up and headed home
And if you are reading this there'll come a time real soon
When family, friends and flowers fill the room
And two men with starched white gloves
Fold the colors 'til they touch
It's probably more than I deserve
But I'm proud to get this much
Sending all the love I ever had
Inside this folded flag
"In today's world, the ultimate sacrifice that our servicemen and women give selflessly in protection of the American Dream is often overlooked," says Lewis. "The first time I heard this song, I watched three battle-hardened special forces soldiers cry after hearing it. I knew it hit home and I knew it deserved to be heard."
"It all started with the haunting melody, and the picture of two young lovers," Lewis said of the song. "Bringing to mind the realities, and sacrifices that our veterans live everyday. Many of us have The Folded Flag in common, and I hope that we can all honor our veterans and their families, forever."
The self-proclaimed "Northern Redneck" and Staind frontman achieved critical and commercial success with SINNER earning him the #1 position on the Top 200 Albums, Top Country Albums and Top Digital Albums Charts upon release.
The 12-track project, voted one of Whiskey Riff's 40 Best Country Albums of 2016, was recorded in only 16 hours at Nashville's Blackbird Studios with producer Buddy Cannon (George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones). Lewis single-handedly penned eight of the songs, in addition to covering Chris Stapleton's "Whiskey and You" and The Dixie Chicks' "Travelin' Soldier." Lewis collaborates with Willie Nelson on the album's title track while Grammy® Award-winning artists Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski and Vince Gill are also featured.
SINNER was also one of Billboard's 10 Best Country Albums of 2016. "The no-holds-barred honesty of tracks such as "I Lost It All" and "Mama" were some of the finest writing from a male artist this year." - Billboard
The Boot raves, "Aaron Lewis shows a surprising understanding and respect for country music with his latest album, SINNER. Drawing from his childhood influences of listening to country music in his grandfather's car, SINNER shows Aaron's abilities as a singer, songwriter, musician and stylist. SINNER might just be the record that propels Aaron to a permanent place in country music." Maverick Magazine's Eric Dahl concurs, "Aaron Lewis brings a raw honesty to his songs on the new album SINNER that Country Music radio hasn't heard in a long time. The imagery of the lyrics sucks you in, but his mournful voice and guitar keep you!"
Aaron continues to tour the country promoting SINNER. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit AaronLewisMusic.com.