GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Aaron Raitiere releases new song, “Single Wide Dreamer,” out now—watch the official music video HERE.
Raitiere explains, “‘A single wide dreamer in a double wide world’ – This wound up being a character who folks relate to because most people know this person. When this song was written, my house had just burned down and I was crashing at my friend Jon’s trailer in Pleasantview, TN. He wrote a song inspired by me one morning- and I wrote one inspired by him. The result was a combination of the two songs and a memorable character that has followed me around since.”
“Single Wide Dreamer” is the title track of Raitiere’s highly anticipated debut album, which will be released May 6 via Dinner Time Records/Thirty Tigers (pre-order here). Produced by Miranda Lambert and Anderson East, Single Wide Dreamer is the realization of a long-awaited artistic dream for Raitiere, who is already known for his acclaimed behind-the-scenes career as a songwriter. Initially started four years ago, the album began when Raitiere gave Lambert and East a collection of songs and complete creative control, allowing them to curate the track list, suggest arrangements and add guest vocals. The resulting record, which features friends and collaborators Bob Weir, Dave Cobb, Natalie Hemby, Ashley Monroe, Robert Randolph, Foy Vance and Waylon Payne, is twelve tracks that exemplify Raitiere’s signature observational writing—sometimes reflective, sometimes irreverent, but always inspired by his own experiences.
Ahead of the release, Raitiere has shared three additional album tracks: “Dear Darlin’,” “Everybody Else” and “For The Birds,” of which Music Row praises, “His homespun vocal, the funky-folkie track and a wry attitude are the hallmarks of this delightful track. If you need a smile today, here it is.” In celebration of the new music, Raitiere will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, May 6.