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There are at least 3 artists called Lonestar:

1) Lonestar is an American country music group consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar, background vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), Dean Sams (keyboards, melodica, background vocals), and Michael Hill (Bass Guitar). McDonald left the band in November 2007 for a solo career before returning in 2011. During that time, Cody Collins, who had formerly been in another country group called McAlyster, replaced McDonald as the band’s lead vocalist. John Rich was also the group’s bass guitarist and second lead vocalist until 1998, when he was fired from the group. He left for a solo career, before joining Big Kenny in the duo Big & Rich in 2003. Since Rich’s departure, Lonestar has not had an official bass guitarist.

The group began having major country hits in 1995, with the top 10 hit “Tequilla Talking.” Their first No. 1 hit was “No News,” which spent three weeks at the top of Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Singles chart in 1996.

Lonestar’s signature song is “Amazed,” a ballad which spent nine weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s country chart during the summer of 1999. The song subsequently climbed to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, the first country act to accomplish the feat since 1983’s “Islands in the Stream” by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

Another popular Lonestar song was “Mr. Mom”. This song is on of the most played songs on radio stations to date.


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  • songfactslastfm

    "That's what music is supposed to be about: if you can get in touch with people's emotions, you can become a part of their story, as well." - In early 2000, "Amazed" by Lonestar became the first country hit to top the Hot 100 since "Islands in the Stream." Richie McDonald tells us about the impact that the song had on both him, and his fans. The front man also reflects on the number that his 4-year-old son inspired, "I'm Already There," and introduces us to Life As We Know It, or as McDonald describes it, his "favorite album that Lonestar have ever recorded":

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    <3 Amazed <3

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • veewee

    Hello, I'm new to Last.FM. I found lonestar and I love it. Just got to learn more about how this all works.Peace&Love Veewee

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • SajinKai

    Wow really? Amazed has a thousand more plays than I'm Already There? Hell no, switch that.

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • VK1990

    Not A Day Goes By

    22 Jan 2012 Reply
  • billycraigmusic

    Hey Guys!!

    16 Dec 2011 Reply
  • beyondmountains

    These guys (country) were the best. Real talent and heart. As far as I'm concerned they broke up in '07 when Richie left. Ode to my childhood.

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • purplevelvet

    loving the dubstep lonestar - new listen ep is great! :)

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • greensteam305

    there is no arguing that lonestar cut their long hair and shaved their faicial hair right aroung the same time they came out with the smash hit amazed and went to more of a pop music sound. when metallica did that all of the world bought the album but admitted that their hardcore fans were right... they sold out for money

    9 Apr 2011 Reply
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    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    Coming from a non-biased view, as being a fan of both Country & Dubstep (although I don't enjoy the Country version of this artist), the Country band did come first. Farrrrr before the Dubstep producer did.

    4 Feb 2011 Reply
  • PhantomEvo

    try a bit MORE!!!! lonestar is dubstep first, country last....your doin it wrong!

    21 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Syndrone

    Fuck country. Dubstep is here to stay. YEAH MAN THAT'S THE ONE, THAT'S NASTY.

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • daniellereid

    I love us

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • VexiMarie

    I ♥ the real Lonestar. :)

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • cherrymelt

    my ex boyfriend used to sing Amazed for me =/

    14 Sep 2010 Reply
  • basak91

    the lyeics of amazed are great ! love it :)

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Lissof_leuf


    30 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Leather55

    You guys are great! I miss hearing you often, c'mon back!

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
  • ladycaroledowns

    Absolutely Amazing, Listen to the words, Love it :)

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
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