Country music star Aaron Lewis returns home with performance in Springfield

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Aaron Lewis, front man and founding member of the alternative metal band, Staind, performed his latest hard-hitting, emotionally charged country music, sharing his growth as an artist with fans.

He’s the bad boy of country music right now, taking even Nashville by storm.

Longmeadow’s Aaron Lewis performed at Symphony Hall in Springfield Sunday night — fresh off his current Sinner Tour.

Sinner is the second solo studio album by Lewis, who returns home to showcase his latest country music.

Sage King, a Lewis fan, who opened for the singer, songwriter, and musician — at 15 years old — told 22News, it’s been “cool” to see him grow in the country music scene.

“I’m a songwriter myself, so I could kind of see where he’s coming from just as far as music and wanting to try different things and not be pigeonholed into one thing because you change. He’s been doing this for how long, you know, 25 years,” said King.

Lewis, a western Mass. native from Longmeadow, has established himself as a successful country act.

Having taken the lead on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart at number one back in 2016 with Sinner. Which also marked his second time on the list, following his first solo album The Road at number seven in 2012.

Concert goer Terri Heart said she looked forward to Lewis’ return back home, “I think it’s going to be different but I think it’s going to be a good different.”

Under its host community agreement with the city of Springfield, MGM has to co-promote, book and schedule at least three shows a year at Symphony Hall and City Stage — including Sunday night’s performance by Longmeadow’s Aaron Lewis.

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