Label: ADD Records Inc
Though Staind is still going strong, frontman Aaron Lewis' debut release as a solo artist finds him making a clear break from his band's dark and brooding sound. Ditching the post-grunge, the singer and songwriter follows Darius Rucker, Jewel and a number of other pop-rock artists into the realm of mainstream country music. The anchor of this seven-track EP is "Country Boy," a small-town anthem featuring cameos from George Jones and Charlie Daniels. Lewis must feel strongly about this song, because Town Line contains two additional versions: a radio edit and a stripped-down acoustic rendition.