This country album by former Staind frontman meets every mark a classic country album should. It roams all the usual plains that only the best country travels, while managing to be innovative due in large part to Lewis’ voice.
There’s no exaggeration in saying that title track “Sinner” which features the seemingly timeless Willie Nelson, is the best track. It is destined for airwaves, and will leave its mark all across the world of country. Several of the tracks lean towards a kinder, somber sound including the introspective timber of “Whiskey and You”, the heartstring pulling “Mama”, and “Story of My Life” feels like it was intended to accompany you on your own personal life travels.
“That Ain’t Country”, and “Northern Redneck” definitely support the outlaw country sound Lewis aspires to.
It seems likely the songs from this latest album will find their way to the next Country music awards. Can’t wait to see how far it goes.