Blaster Records

Aaron Lewis is the unmistakable voice of the hard rocking band, Staind, so finding success with his first solo country effort -- the 2011 EP, Town Line (featuring the huge hit, "Country Boy") -- came as a nice surprise.

"It's a challenge," Aaron says. "A country audience is a different audience and they don't know what to expect from me at first. It's cool when you're winning an audience over that isn't expecting what you're about to throw out."

The Massachusetts native continues to prove his country cred with today's (Nov. 13) release of his first full-length solo country album, The Road.