Canadian country star Aaron Pritchett is back to his party-hearty ways on The Score. And he just might be celebrating a Juno Award for Country Album of the Year for his album that debuted in top spot on the Canadian country charts. The lead single, “Dirt Road in ‘Em,” hit the top 10 and the latest followup, When a Momma’s Boy Meets a Daddy’s Girl, is sitting in the top 40.
Acclaimed for bringing “rock energy” to “country audiences”, Aaron Pritchett continues to hold the title of one of the most sought after artists in the business. His passion and intensity for his art overflows on stage and spills into his unwavering dedication to his fans.
Growing up in small-town Northern BC, Aaron drew his earliest musical influences from 80’s Rock, but the transition to country music came naturally, “it was based on being able to relate to the stories that country songs told. Those stories were a lot like mine. I was going fishing, camping, and riding buses to hockey tournaments in even smaller towns than my own, life was a lot more country than rock and roll. That feeling resonated with me and I strive to convey that in my music today”
Still there is no doubt that his rock roots have had a major influence on his sound with hits such as the classic’s “Big Wheel”, “Hold My Beer” and “Let’s Get Rowdy” to his latest “Boat on the Water”, “Hold You Like My Whiskey” and “Wake You With A Kiss”. Following on the heels of a cross Canada tour, 2015 will see the release of a much anticipated greatest hits album.
The word “score” has many definitions, both literal and slang, but to me the word refers to “a score”, which is a term for a 20 year period. And, it just so happens, 20 years ago I released my very first record to the world and first single to radio. It was 1996 and the album was called “Young In Love” which was a 5 song EP. I released the title track, a song written by Rick Tippe and I that saw, as I remember it, one radio station to ever play the song... once! Nonetheless, the proverbial ball was rolling and here I am today, 20 years later...
a “SCORE”... with a brand new album full of new songs.