"Lonestar" is an American country music band consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals) (born Richard Vance McDonald, on 6 February, 1962, in Mesquite, Texas), Michael Britt (guitar) (born Michael Wayne Britt, on 15 June, 1966, in Fort Worth, Texas), Keech Rainwater (drums) (born Randy Keech Rainwater, on 24 January, 1963, in Plano, Texas) and Dean Sams (keyboards) (born Kenneth Dean Sams, on 3 August, 1966, in Garland, Texas) .
The group began having major country hits in 1995, with the top 10 hit "Tequilla Talkin'." Their first No. 1 hit was "No News," which spent three weeks at the top of Billboard magazine's Hot Country Singles chart in 1996.
Lonestar's signature song is "Amazed," a ballad which spent nine weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's country chart during the summer of 1999. The song subsequently climbed to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart, the first country act to accomplish the feat since 1983's "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
Other No. 1 hits include "Come Cryin' to Me" (summer 1997); "Smile" and "What About Now" (both 2000); "Tell Her" and "I'm Already There" (2001); "My Front Porch Lookin' In" (2003) and "Mr. Mom" (2004). Othe...
|Background||group or band|
|Years active||1995 - Present|
|Current members|| Richie McDonald|
|Past members||John Rich (musician)|