Lonestar has tapped award-winning singer-songwriter Drew Womack to join the band as lead vocalist. The Brownwood, Texas native joins Dean Sams, Michael Britt and Keech Rainwater in the band’s new incarnation following the recent departure of Richie McDonald.
Womack is a CMA and ACM-winning singer as well as songwriter of hits including Kenny Chesney’s No. 1 “She’s Got It All.” With his previous band, Sons of the Desert, Womack enjoyed top 10 hits at country radio and collaborated with Lee Ann Womack (no relation) on her crossover hit “I Hope You Dance.”
Lonestar says, “We are thrilled to have Drew joining us. We have been friends and have admired his work and outstanding voice for many years. It will be an exciting new chapter in our storied career and know he will be welcomed by the industry and fans alike.”
Womack adds, “I can’t adequately express just how excited I am to join these guys and create and make music with Dean, Keech, and Michael. I’ve known and respected them since [Sons Of The Desert] played the same circuits and it’ll be an honor to be on stage with them.”
Celebrating 25 years together, Lonestar has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of 10 million albums and achieved 10 No. 1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” “I’m Already There,” “What About Now,” and their crossover smash “Amazed,” which was also No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Playing an average of 80 dates annually, Lonestar is planning to hit the road later this year.
Lonestar will continue to be managed by Corey Wagner at Shelter Music Group and booked by Nick Meinema.