Aaron Lewis is an enormous troop supporter and does more for them than you can imagine.

Aaron Lewis was the lead singer and guitarist for Staind, which had a slew of hits beginning in the early ’90s. His songs covered an extensive range of topics, including depression, relationships, death, addiction, finding oneself, betrayal, and Lewis’s thoughts about becoming a father.

It was announced in mid-2012 that Staind would be taking a hiatus. Nevertheless, during their interview with Billboard, Aaron Lewis stated that “We’re not breaking up. We’re not gonna stop making music. We’re just going to take a little hiatus that really hasn’t ever been taken in our career. We put out seven records in 14 years. We’ve been pretty busy.

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Since 2012 Aaron Lewis Has Been Making it Solo and Has Come Out With Several Albums

As a disabled veteran, I was invited by Grady Davis, president of Weekends with Warriors, to go backstage with him and one other veteran at Lewis’s concert in Myrtle Beach.

I couldn’t say no! 

Excitedly, I packed for the trip, and off I went to meet Grady at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Grady has a personality that you can’t help but love. He a joking light-hearted personality that attracts everyone and always wears a smile.

Grady Davis, President of Weekends with Warriors, with Aaron Lewis. (Photo: Grady Davis)

Grady’s life mission is to help veterans. He is the man who gives everything he has and more to help. You could call at 4 a.m. with a pistol in your mouth, and he will answer and talk you down. As Weekend With Warriors’ website says, “Our mission is to save lives by being different than other veteran foundations. We started from the ground up with a simple mission in mind, ‘Brothers helping Brothers.'”

And On the Rock’n’roll Bus We Hop!

Walking up, Aaron Lewis’s tour bus was waiting out front. It looked like a grayish-green wagon with a Trump and “Don’t Tread on Me” flag flying out front. His driver was a muscular bulldog ready to pounce on a moment’s notice.