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Richie McDonald, the lead singer of the country band Lonestar, spoke prior to his recent concert at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Long Island.

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.”

“I would love to sing with Kelly Clarkson someday, since she sings with a lot of passion and from the heart. I would like to sing with Don Henley as well,” he said.

“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.

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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Lonestar is looking forward to performing in beautiful Citrus Heights, CA at the Sunrise Marketplace with Charlie Daniels on August 10, 2012.  For tickets and more information click here!

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A ten-year anniversary is reason to celebrate, and this year’s Cattle Barons’ Ball Committee is ready to take their theme “Hats Off to Fighting Cancer” to a whole new level by roping in the multi-platinum country music quarter, Lonestar, as the entertainment for their western-themed gala.

“We’re thrilled to have Lonestar perform at our Ball,” said event chair Kay Fulp. “They have been so generous in giving their time – especially this year when they are celebrating their twenty year anniversary. What could be more fitting – great entertainment for a great cause?”

Lonestar is marking their career milestone in more ways than one. The quartet is working hard on a new album and embarking on an extensive anniversary tour, with over 90 dates scheduled in North America alone. Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995 and achieved ten #1 country hits including "No News," "Come Crying To Me," and their crossover smash "Amazed" . The band's awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed” and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year.

For all their record and ticket sales, the biggest accomplishment of the band's storied career has been witnessing the impact of Lonestar songs in the lives of others. "Music is a very powerful tool and can help people going through both good and bad times," observes lead vocal Richie McDonald. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the group's performances for U.S. armed forces stationed overseas in Iraq and Kuwait, where classics like "I'm Already There" have elicited powerful emotional displays from men and women who've put their lives on the line defending America.

"When you can truly say that what you do can make a difference, that it really can impact somebody's life in a positive way, that's the greatest thing," admits keyboard player and songwriter Dean Sams. “That’s why we are so pleased to be able to perform for the American Cancer Society – we want to make a difference in every way we can.”

The Cattle Barons’ Ball will be held at Falcon Field on Saturday, November 10. Over the past nine years, the Ball has raised over $1.1 million for the American Cancer Society. The Steering Committee is now accepting sponsorships and donations for the event. For more information, please call our local ACS office at 770-631-0625 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Full information will be available on the Ball’s new website, www.cattlebaronsballga.org, which will launch in May.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 10, 2012
WHERE:  Falcon Field, Peachtree City, GA 30269


Ticket Sales Begin June 1 --  Call 770.631.0625.

Thank you for supporting The American Cancer Society!