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Lonestar To Reunite For A New Album And Tour [VIDEOS]

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Lonestar will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary in 2012 and with that, Richie McDonald will reunite with Dean Sams, Keech Rainwater and Michael Britt. The band will hit the road and record a brand new album next year.

Here is the official info from Lonestar’s website:

It’s official. Multi-platinum country music group LONESTAR has reunited with original lead singer Richie McDonald and will tour and record a new album in 2012 to mark their 20th anniversary.

The first concert dates for the band’s four original members–keyboardist Dean Sams, drummer Keech Rainwater, lead guitarist Michael Britt and McDonald–will take place overseas February 26-March 4 . Armed with an array of their classic songs including “Amazed”–a #1 country and #1 pop hit that kicked the doors wide open for country music at pop radio in the ‘90s–LONESTAR will perform in London (Wembley Arena), Belfast, Ireland (Odyssey Arena), Zurich, Switzerland (Hallenstadion) and Mannheim, Germany (SAP Arena) on a multi-artist bill with Reba McEntire, Ricky Scaggs and Little Big Town. Stay tuned for news about 2012 tour dates in North America.

The buzz about LONESTAR began yesterday (October 25) when the band sent a Tweet which read: “Big news for Lonestar fans coming tomorrow! 2012 marks our 20th anniversary. What would you like to see and hear from us?”

The Texas-bred band, known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of 10 million album units since their national launch in 1995 and achieved 10 #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me” and “Amazed.” The band’s awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed” (the song also won the Song of the Year award) and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year. After McDonald left the band for a solo career in 2007, LONESTAR toured and released their 10th album in 2010, Party Heard Around The World, with lead vocalist Cody Collins. The band wishes Cody the best in his future musical endeavors.

 

It’s great to hear that the band is getting back together again as I have always been a fan. I can’t wait to hear some new music with Richie back on vocals. I’ve always thought he was one of the best singers in country music. I also am hoping that they will tour around here as well. I’ve seen them a few times and they always put on a great show.

Here’s just a few of my favorites from Lonestar:

 

How many Lonestar fans are out there. Are you excited by this news? What’s your favorite Lonestar song?

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