Lonestar returns to action
Thursday, January 21, 2010
– Lonestar is returning to action with the group's first studio album in four years. "Party Heard Around The World," their 10th album, drops April 27 on Saguaro Road Records.
The quartet produced the disc and wrote 8 of the 10 songs.
The Texas bred band has enjoyed 10 number 1s and 9 top 40 songs, including No News, Come Cryin' To Me and Amazed.
This is the first duo disc since Richie McDonald left for a solo career. Lonestar consists of original members Dean Sams, Keech Rainwater and Michael Britt, as well as lead vocalist Cody Collins who joined the group in 2007.
Tour dates are slated to be announced within the next few weeks.
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