"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": http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/richie_mcdonald_of_lonestar/
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
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.
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