Lonestar Reunites For New Music and 2012 Tour

Lonestar

Lonestar has reunited with frontman Richie McDonald for the band’s latest single and upcoming 20th anniversary October album release. “The Countdown” will be released to radio July 17 on the band’s 4 Star Records.

The recently reunited quartet — Michael Britt, lead guitar; McDonald, lead vocals & piano; Keech Rainwater, drums; and Dean Sams, keyboards — performed at the CMA Fest’s Riverfront Stage in Nashville in early June. The group debuted the lead single along with another new song, “Pretty Good Day.”

Lonestar began 2012 on a European tour with Reba McEntire and Ricky Skaggs. Yesterday (6/21) the group kicked off its summer tour in Del Mar, CA, with shows booked through October. See dates below.

The Texas-bred band has sold more than 10 million album since 1995, and achieved 10 No. 1s. After McDonald left the band in 2007, Lonestar released its 10th album in 2010, Party Heard Around The World, with vocalist Cody Collins.

Lonestar is also featured on a duet with Amber Hayes titled “Always There For Me,” offered as a free download below. The previously unreleased title was performed by Hayes and McDonald in the 2012 summer movie, Cowgirls N’ Angels.

Lonestar 2012 Tour
6/22 Petaluma, CA
6/23 Pleasanton, CA
6/29 Dickinson, ND
7/1 Gillette, WY
7/3 Coralville, IA
7/6 Rama, ON
7/7 Prospect, PA
7/13 Westbury, NY
7/14 Salamanca, NY
7/16 Cumberland, MD
7/21 Baraboo, WI
7/27 Los Angeles, CA
7/28 Yerington, NV
8/4 Albert Lea, MN
8/5 Binghamton, NY
8/9 North Bend, OR
8/10 Citrus Heights, CA
8/15 Sun Valley, ID
8/18 Berryville, VA
8/22 Fremont, OH
8/23 Rhinebeck, NY
8/26 Columbia, SC
9/1 Bethany, MO
9/6 Santa Ynez, CA
9/7 Roslyn, WA
9/8 Pendleton, OR
9/11 Salt Lake City, UT
9/12 Richfield, UT
9/14 Bellingham, WA
9/16 South Bend, IN
9/20 Lancaster, PA
9/21 Ocean City, MD
10/19 Branson, MO
10/25 Hot Springs, AR

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