Cruise with Lonestar in 2014!
Join Lonestar on The Best Country Cruise Ever! You can hang out at sea with the boys and lots of other country stars - here are the details:
CountryCruising.com is proud to present 7-days of spectacular country music, sun, fun, hanging out with old friends and making new ones all while sailing the sparkling waters of the Caribbean. Please join us onboard the NCL Pearl January 12 -19, 2014 for this unforgettable country music experience!
This cruise has renowned country artists and as well as emerging stars. Top country acts Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry and Wynonna, plus Guest Star Neal McCoy, top the lineup. The cruise also features Lonestar, Love and Theft, Craig Morgan as well as 19 other amazing and talented country performers. Last year's cruise featured over 100 concerts and this year will be no different.
Cruising to the warmth of the Caribbean, experience the wonders of getting there aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Her 16 delicious dining options, 13 bars and lounges, casino, spa, pools, fitness center, chic bowling alley, rock climbing wall and so much more make this ship a destination of her own. Add nightly concerts, unprecedented access to all the artists, jam sessions, song writing workshops, Q&A sessions and a 'best voice on the ship' contest and this cruise shapes up to be a travel/music event you cannot miss.
And as if that was not enough, book on or before November 7th and take advantage of our special payment plan. A deposit holds the cabin, two payments before the cruise and the last payment due in March AFTER the cruise has returned.
To book or for more information call 800-248-7471, or visit http://countrycruising.com
"Party All Day" Fill-In-The-Blank
Who played Mad Libs as a child? Many good memories from this one! We've got our own Lonestar version of this game where we're asking people to fill in the blanks of the newest single "Party All Day."
Grab a friend, fill out the form below and have a good laugh! Purchase the single here today, and then enter to win a "Party All Day" prize pack below!
Want to win your own personal "Party All Day" prize pack including signed 'Life As We Know It' album, coozie, t-shirt and beach ball? Fill out the form below!
Never a dull moment with Lonestar
Courtesy Inland Empire Weekly
Lonestar recently appeared at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa on July 19 in support of their most recent release, Life as We Know It, which may be one of the easiest albums this veteran country band has ever recorded together.
“Honestly, it was a really relaxing experience,” concurs guitarist Michael Britt. “We produced it ourselves,” he continues, “and there wasn’t a lot of pressure from outside the band to make it. It was just something we wanted to do. We wrote a lot of the songs for it, and we kind of knew what we were looking for. We found the songs we felt the best about and went in and recorded it. The recording part went so smoothly, it was almost, like, uneventful in that everything we wanted to do just kind of fell in to place.”
Life as We Know It also marks the return of lead singer Richie McDonald, who led the band through its most commercially successful period, before briefly leaving the group at the end of 2007. Now, with McDonald back in the fold, the group just somehow seems complete again.
“Since Richie’s been back,” says Britt, “it does feel like we’re back to normal and sound kind of like we’re supposed to sound like. It’s always come so easy for us anytime we play together.”
One other big reason Lonestar is so happy with their career these days is that they now retain a degree of independence when it comes to making important artistic moves. “A lot of times, you have an A&R person at the label wanting you to do things you’re not entirely into,” Britt explains. “That’s the cool thing about where we’re at now; we kind of get to make a lot of these decisions ourselves.”
GAC Review: "Life As We Know It"
After sitting out Lonestar’s 2010 album, Party Heard Around the World, as he pursued a solo career, original lead singer Richie McDonald returns for the band’s eighth studio album. Life As We Know It, due in stores June 4, not only marks a reunion between Richie and fellow members Michael Britt (lead guitar/backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums) and Dean Sams(keyboards/backing vocals), but it’s also the first time the group has had complete creative control over a new project.
Lonestar not only produced Life As We Know It themselves, but they’re also set to release it through their own 4 Star Records. Pair that with the quartet writing nine of the album’s 12 songs and the foundation here is one of complete artistic freedom. The result is in many ways a return to form for the group that notched nine No. 1 singles through the late ’90s and early ’00s.
Full of electric riffs and tight harmonies, Life As We Know It showcases a rejuvenated band throughout much of the record. Songs like the summer anthem “Party All Day” and pace-setting opener, “The Countdown,” establish the tone as Lonestar moves through an incredibly polished collection. Stretching out on “Maybe Someday,” Richie’s dynamic vocal creates emotional urgency when matched with the flowing rhythm section. And on “I Did It For The Girl,” Michael’s guitar twists land evenly with Keech’s percussive turns. Dean’s ringing piano melody adds sonic depth and by the time Richie leans into the line, I knew Rebecca had her eye on me, when I came up for air she said, ‘Boy you’re crazy,’ the band is in high gear.
While the consciously modern lyrics of songs like the jilted tale, “How Can She Be Everywhere,” catch the ear with references to YouTube and Facebook, Life As We Know It stands out for easygoing numbers that balance nostalgia with self-aware humor. On the shuffling “Pretty Good Day” it’s a quick line about the relief that comes with not seeing yourself in the obituaries. The good-natured “I Miss When” delivers a string of relatable anecdotes involving time-honored, ‘glory days’ topics like the girl next door and mowing lawns for extra cash. Richie does an excellent job connecting with the audience here by emphasizing the sort of universal simple pleasures bound to make listeners smile. I miss when time moved slower and too loud sounded good, he sings with a nudge. Willing to shake things up with funky rhythms and a horn section, “Oh Yeah” details the group’s early years where guitar amps and a two-car garage were a little slice of heaven before turning to thank all the fans that brought Lonestar this far.
Set to sentimental piano and warm strings, the stirring ballad “Just The Rain” provides the album’s most striking moments through its vivid depiction of loss.I can feel you on my skin / but to them, it’s only the wind, Richie sings, easing patiently into each new line while building tension. This sort of drama and emotion, packed into each new passage, showcases a skilled group of musicians with an undeniable chemistry, and on Life As We Know It, that’s a welcome note for fans waiting on new material.
Key Tracks – “Just The Rain,” “Pretty Good Day,” “I Miss When,” “Maybe Someday”