Lonestar is Having A "Pretty Good Day"
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Multi-platinum recording group Lonestar kicked off 2014 on a nationwide tour in support of their album, Life As We Know It, and now they are finishing it strong with the release of their latest single, “Pretty Good Day.” Written by frontman Richie McDonald, Marv Green & Tommy Lee James, the single launched on Play MPE in the Top 5 Downloads and Streaming charts.
Acclaimed MusicRow Magazine critic Robert Oermann proclaims: “These guys continue to make top-notch music. In this case, they’re harmonizing on an upbeat ode to the simple joys of living and loving. Wonderfully tuneful and catchy.
“Pretty Good Day” is currently available on iTunes along with their latest full-length album, Life As We Know It. An accompanying music video is expected this winter.
In the spirit of the holiday season, fans are invited to share their idea of a Pretty Good Day. Using the hashtag #PrettyGoodDay, fans can share selfies holding a piece of paper declaring their inspiring moment. Selected fans will be retweeted by the band’s social media platforms. A recent #PrettyGoodDay photo (below), comes from fan Renae in Washington State who is celebrating 6 months cancer free.
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'
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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.
Lonestar Guitarist Michael Britt Marries
Lonestar at Full Strength as Acoustic Tour Revs Up
Courtesy - Billboard
By Chuck Dauphin
In 2008, Richie McDonald – longtime lead singer of the group Lonestar parted ways with the group to concentrate on a solo career. Though the band pressed on with Cody Collins taking over the main vocals, McDonald's return in 2011 gave the band a well-needed shot in the arm. "It's been great," member Michael Britt tells Billboard. "It feels like things are back to normal. It was a little bit different having Cody in the band. You do what you have to do to keep the ball rolling, but as soon as Richie came back, it felt like a comfortable pair of boots."
The synergy that McDonald, Britt, Keech Rainwater, and Dean Sams have together is something that Britt says cannot be underestimated. "We spent so many years playing together that he always knows what we are going to do, and we can tell what he is about to do. So, there's a comfort zone in that you know what the other guy is thinking."
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