11/08/12 A twenty year anniversary is cause for celebration, and Lonestar is marking this career milestone in more ways than one. Reunited with original lead singer Richie McDonald, the multi-platinum country music quartet is working hard on a brand new album and embarking on an extensive anniversary tour, including the Wagon Wheel Theatre in Warsaw February 16th for two 90 minute shows.
Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million albums 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.
Lonestar is currently hard at work making a new, self-produced album. “It’s kind of a no-brainer for us to come along at this stage in our careers and say, ‘Yes, we can produce our own music.’ After all, noboday knows what Lonestar should sound like better than Lonestar,” says drummer Keech Rainwater. “I’m proud that as a band, collectively, we’re smart enough to know what we need to do and how to get it done.”
The new material sounds as thrilling as any of the band’s classics. “The songs we’ve already recorded, I’m more proud of those than anything we’ve recorded in our careers,” says guitarist Michael Britt, “And not just because they’re new. I feel like we’re as good or better now than we’ve ever been.”
Show times are 7pm and 9:30pm and tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 31st. Front row tickets are $50, rows 2-10 are $42. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit wagonwheeltheatre.org.