Lonestar, 'The Countdown' - on The Boot
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Welcome back, Richie! Today (Aug. 7), the newly reunited Lonestar releases its first single since lead singer Richie McDonald's return to the group after a five year hiatus to concentrate on his solo career. Listen to their uptempo tune, "The Countdown" below.
"Twenty years ago, when I put this little band together to play in some bars and make a little money, I dreamed it pretty good but I never dreamed it quite this good," keyboard player Dean Sams says.
"I'm so excited to think about the songs that are going to come out of the next chapter of Lonestar," adds drummer Keech Rainwater. "And I'm looking forward to another
20 years of great music."
In further celebration of making music for two decades, the foursome will release a new album this fall on their own imprint, 4 Star Records. The new project will come roughly a year after Richie's return to the group.
"Five years has come and gone since I left Lonestar," Richie said. "We've all tried other avenues and the fact remains that some things were just meant to be. With the Lonestar 20-year reunion approaching, Dean, Michael [Britt], Keech and I got together and have decided we have some unfinished business to take care of. I miss those crazy nights running around on stage making music with my band of brothers. Looking forward to a new chapter in the book of Lonestar and reliving some old memories and also making some new ones for the fans that have been loyal to us through thick and thin."
Listen to The Countdown.
Lonestar's Richie McDonald talks about their new single and upcoming album
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Regarding their new single “The Countdown,” Richie remarked, “This is the countdown for our twentieth year anniversary. I left the band five years ago, but now I am back in and it made sense for us to get back together to record an anniversary album.”
“We produced the new album ourselves and we wrote all but two songs on there. It sounds like Lonestar more than it ever has, since we had a lot of creative control on it. We are better together than we ever were apart. I feel like I am back with my brothers. This record was a lot of fun to make and a true labor of love. We feel that it’s the best album that we have ever made. We want to continue touching people with our music,” he added.
Recently, Richie had recorded a duet with country singer Joanna Mosca entitled “Where Does Good Love Go.” “Joanna is a sweet lady and she’s such a great singer,” he acknowledged. “We recorded the song at Bryan White’s studio and he produced her entire album.”
“The fans will not be disappointed in this new album. It will make them laugh and it will make them cry. There is a balance of tempos, mid-tempos and ballads on there. We would love to get a single on country radio and we hope they will embrace us again. We will be doing a new video for ‘The Countdown’ and we hope the fans will call their radio stations and request this new song,” the Lonestar frontman concluded.
Listen to 'The Countdown' here!
The Countdown is on! We want you to be the first to hear Lonestar's new single, The Countdown, from their forthcoming CD, scheduled for late fall release. Click here to listen to The Countdown.
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