Sunday, March 7, 2021
– Lonestar replaced Richie McDonald with Drew Womack as the group's lead singer.
Womack, a Texas native, was the lead singer of Sons of the Desert.
Dean Sams, Michael Britt and Keech Rainwater, the remaining three principals of the band, will tourlater this year.
The band said in a press release, "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. Fans will hear more than 22 combined hits, between the amazing catalog of Lonestar and Sons Of The Desert, and even hit songs written by Drew for such iconic country artists as Kenny Chesney."
Womack first hit the national scene with his band, Sons of the Desert out of Waco, Texas. They enjoyed top 10 hits at country radio for Sony and MCA Records. The group also collaborated with Lee Ann Womack (no relation) on her crossover hit "I Hope You Dance." He also co-wrote with Craig Wiseman the four-week number one song for Kenny Chesney "She's Got It All."
"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," said Womack.
McDonald announced his departure last week. He joined The Frontment of Country with former lead singer of Little Texas, Tim Rushlow, and Larry Stewart, lead singer of Restless Heart.