Life is good for Lonestar
Courtesy - Jeff Dedekker, The Leader-Post
Richie McDonald has made some tough decisions when it comes to his music career but rejoining Lonestar wasn't one of them.In 2007 McDonald chose to walk away from Lonestar, at the time one of the top groups in country music, to spend more time with his young family. He traded the days of 150 nights on the road for the duties of a stayat-home dad.
While he did work as a solo artist - he released I Turned To You, a gospel album, in 2008 and Slowdown, in 2010 - McDonald focused on his life with his wife Lorie and his three children.
Lonestar continued to tour and record with Cody Collins stepping into Mc-Donald's role as lead singer. But some reflection by Mc-Donald led to him reaching out to his former bandmates in 2010 and eventually rejoining the band in 2011.
Lonestar in Country Weekly
The July 7th issue of Country Weekly (on stands 6/27) will feature a two-page spread on Lonestar's "Just The Rain," video. Be sure and grab a copy or two!
See It First! Lonestar's Back Stronger Than Ever With 'Just The Rain'
Courtesy - Yahoo Music
By Wendy Geller
Click here to view Just The Rain.
It's pretty hard to beat a 20-year anniversary, and the guys in Lonestar aren't even pretending to not celebrate! The band, which recently reunited with original lead singer Richie McDonald, is currently embarking on a mega-tour across North America, bringing the sound country fans have loved for two decades live.
Over 10 million albums later, it's hard to argue the quartet is stronger than ever. Here, they're gearing up for the release of their new single’s music video, “Just The Rain," which Ram Country is thrilled to offer the first glimpse at.
What's the secret to the band's longevity? As McDonald puts it succinctly: "Honestly, through it all, the one thing that has kept Lonestar around is that we're just four good old boys from Texas."
To find out when Lonestar will be in your neck of the woods, check here.