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‘Hunger Games’ Actor Alexander Ludwig To Release Debut Country Album

7 June 2022 | 12:06 pm | Staff Writer

'Highway 99' is due out on August 26.

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Alexander Ludwig (Image: Supplied/Daniel Delgado Jr)

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Canadian actor, Alexander Ludwig, best known for his roles in The Hunger Games, Race To Witch Mountain and the tv series Vikings, is set to release his debut album, Highway 99 on August 26.  

Filled with 16 tracks that tell universal stories about small towns, wild nights, broken hearts, and big dreams, the album is glued together by a mix of amplified guitars, climactic choruses, and heartland hooks. 

The lead single, the anthemic Faded On Me, blends country storytelling with rock 'n' roll energy. The summer-ready track finds a balance between old-school twang and modern muscle.

Ludwig says, “If my album could be summed up in a song it would be Faded On Me. The song spoke to me so much. As a kid, my parents taught me to roll with the punches, and this song is all about that. Taking whatever life throws your way and throwing it right back."

A follow up to his 2021 self-titled EP and career-launching 2020 single Let Me Be Your Whiskey, the album was produced by Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy — two incredible songwriters who have penned Grammy-nominated hits and are long-time members of Jason Aldean's band. 

Other album collaborators include Nashville heavy hitters David Lee Murphy (Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney) and Michael Dulaney (Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire). Country icons like Brett Eldredge and Jason Aldean have rallied behind Ludwig too, drawn to his effortless mix of Classic and Contemporary Country. 

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A songwriter since the age of 12, Ludwig grew up in Vancouver, Canada. Every weekend, he'd venture into the Canadian backcountry with his family, making the trip up Highway 99 to his family’s cabin on Whistler Mountain. Those drives were filled with music, and it was there — gazing out the window as the car pulled away from the Pacific Ocean coastline and headed toward the snow-capped peaks — that he fell in love with Country music.  

 In addition to working on new music, the well-rounded entertainer stars in the STARZ TV series Heels, which is currently in production on its second season. Most recently, Ludwig can be seen alongside Uzo Aduba and J.K. Simmons in STX’s college sports drama National Champions as well as the drama film Heart of Champions. Upcoming, he will star in Guy Ritchie’s The Interpreter for MGM and Amazon.


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