Vikings star Alexander Ludwig’s acting skills have resonated with fans worldwide. But soon, those fans will get a deeper introduction to the budding talent when he releases his debut EP later this month. After signing a record deal with BBR Music Group and teaming up with Tully Kennedy and Kurt Allison (both members of Jason Aldean’s band), Ludwig will share five new songs on May 21.
“I’ve been drawn to Country music since I was handed my first guitar at nine years old. Life is about the journey and I am so grateful to take these next steps in music with Loba, BBR Music Group/BMG and the community in Nashville and want to thank them for taking a chance and believing in me,” said Ludwig in a press release. “I can’t wait to share this music that represents a taste of what I love about Country music.”
“Alexander is one of those rare individuals who excels at everything he does. A big reason is his work ethic. He never assumes anything will be handed to him and his music career is no exception. He’s been a long-time student of the genre and put in the time over the last several years coming to Nashville, spending time writing, learning from industry vets and honing his craft,” added Jon Loba, President, BMG Nashville. “When he first came to my attention, I was hesitant because often times when an actor or athlete wants to cross into music, it’s just a diversion or vanity project. BBR VP of Promotion Lee Adams assured me that wasn’t the case and pushed for a meeting. I’m so glad she did! Alexander is not only a special artist, but a special human being and I can’t wait for all our partners to meet him and hear his music. I like to say I signed him IN SPITE of his acting career!”
Ludwig previewed his musical career in 2020 with the release of “Let Me Be Your Whiskey,” which Sounds Like Nashville premiered the music video for. He’s best known for his roles in Vikings, Lone Survivor, The Hunger Games, and Bad Boys For Life and will soon star in the new show Heels on STARZ.
Alexander Ludwig’s EP Track Listing:
- “Love Today”— (Greylan James, David Lee Murphy, Matt Roy)
- “Sunset Town” — (Marv Green, David Lee Murphy, Justin Wilson)
- “How It Rolls” — (Eric Arjes, Brad Tursi)
- “Malibu Blue” — (Jonathan Singleton, Brad Tursi, Andrew Rollins)
- “Summer Crazy”— (Alexander Ludwig, Kurt Allison, Tully Kennedy, Justin Wilson)
*Produced by Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy