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Though their name might lead you to believe that Lonestar were formed in Texas, the quintet actually hails from Tennessee. Originally called Texassee, the band features Richie McDonald (lead vocals, guitar), John Rich (lead vocals, bass), Michael Britt (lead guitar, background vocals), Dean Sams (keyboard, background vocals), and Keech Rainwater (drums). All the members are in fact Texas natives -- they just formed in Tennessee in 1992. In 1993, Lonestar played their first concert at Backstage Pass in Nashville in January of 1993. A booking agent happened to hear the show. Impressed, he added the group to his roster, and the group headed out on the road. Over the next two years, they played nearly 500 shows. In 1994, the group landed a record contract with BNA Records. The following year they released their eponymous debut, which spawned the Top Ten hit "Tequila Talkin'." Crazy Nights followed in 1997, and two years later Lonestar returned with Lonely Grill, which featured the hit "Amazed." Their seasonal effort This Christmas Time followed in fall 2000, and I'm Already There appeared the next spring. They released three more records after their 2003 greatest-hits compilation From There to Here: 2004's Let's Be Us Again, 2005's Coming Home, and 2006's Mountains. In late 2007, Lonestar announced that Cody Collins had replaced Richie McDonald as lead singer, and that their next album, My Christmas List, would be distributed by Cracker Barrel restaurants; McDonald also happened to release a seasonal album called If Every Day Could Be Christmas that same year. Lonestar hired Cody Collins as their new lead vocalist and set about recording their eighth album, Party Heard Around the World. The album appeared in April 2010, debuting at 103 on the Billboard 200 and 20 on the Top Country Albums chart, and it soon faded, generating no big hit singles. Soon, Collins left Lonestar and McDonald -- whose solo career also failed to catch fire -- returned to the fold. The reunited Lonestar released Life as We Know It on June 4, 2013. They signed to Shanachie for their next album, 2016's Never Enders. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Top Tracks

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    Popularity
  2.   Amazed
  3.   I'm Already There
  4.   What About Now
  5.   My Front Porch Looking In
  6.   No News
  7.   Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  8.   Please Come Home for Christmas
  9.   Winter Wonderland
  10.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  11.   Little Drummer Boy
  12.   Mr. Mom
  13.   Let's Be Us Again
  14.   Not a Day Goes By
  15.   Tequila Talkin'
  16.   Walking in Memphis
  17.   Runnin' Away With My Heart
  18.   Mountains
  19.   Smile
  20.   You're Like Comin' Home
  21.   Tell Her
  22.   If Every Day Could Be Christmas
  23.   The Christmas Song
  24.   What Child Is This?
  25.   O Holy Night
  26.   Everything's Changed
  27.   Come Cryin' to Me
  28.   Unusually Unusual
  29.   Say When
  30.   A Week in Juarez
  31.   Simple as That
  32.   Out Go the Lights
  33.   Here We Go Again
  34.   What Would It Take
  35.   Us
  36.   I Want a Love
  37.   Oh Yeah
  38.   She Wants What She Wants
  39.   One of Those Nights
  40.   Nothing to Prove
  41.   Let Them Be Little
  42.   What I Miss the Most
  43.   Class Reunion (That Used to Be Us)
  44.   County Fair
  45.   Must Be Love
  46.   Saturday Night
  47.   Paradise Knife and Gun Club
  48.   Ragtop Cadillac
  49.   Just the Rain
  50.   Twice
  51.   That Gets Me
  52.   Doghouse
  53.   With My Eyes Open
  54.   I Did It for the Girl
  55.   Does Your Daddy Know About Me
  56.   My Own Hometown
  57.   Never Enders
  58.   I Miss When
  59.   If It Wasn't for You
  60.   How Can She Be Everywhere?
  61.   The Countdown
  62.   Party Heard Around the World
  63.   Live, Laugh and Love
  64.   What About You
  65.   Hey God
  66.   I Just Want to Love You
  67.   Two Bottles of Beer
  68.   Little Town
  69.   Wild
  70.   Every Little Thing She Does
  71.   Without You
  72.   With Me
  73.   I Want to Be the One
  74.   All the Way
  75.   Summertime
  76.   I've Gotta Find You
  77.   Softly
  78.   Goodbye Is Goodbye
  79.   Cheater's Road
  80.   Boomerang
  81.   I Know It Was You
  82.   Life as We Know It
  83.   You're the Reason Why
  84.   Y.O.U.
  85.   Making Memories
  86.   Let Me Love You
  87.   Beat (I Can Feel Your Heart)
  88.   Always in the Band
  89.   Careful Where You Kiss Me
  90.   Cowboy Girl
  91.   I Wanna Do It for You
  92.   Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  93.   When I Go Home Again
  94.   What's Wrong with That
  95.   Noise
  96.   I'll Die Tryin'
  97.   From There to Here
  98.   Now
  99.   T.G.I.F.
  100.   Women Rule the World
  101.   I Pray
  102.   Like a Good Cowboy
  103.   When Cowboys Didn't Dance
  104.   This Christmas Time
  105.   Reason for the Season
  106.   You Don't Know What Love Is
  107.   Don't Let's Talk About Lisa
  108.   Heartbroke Every Day
  109.   What Do We Do With the Rest of the Night
  110.   Keys to My Heart
  111.   Crazy Nights
  112.   Amie
  113.   You Walked In
  114.   John Doe on a John Deere
  115.   Thought It Was You
  116.   The Future
  117.   Love Can Change Your Mind
  118.   I've Been Wrong Before
  119.   This Time
  120.   Long Lost Smile
  121.   I Never Needed You
  122.   I Am a Man
  123.   I Love the Way You Do That
  124.   Lonely Grill
  125.   Party All Day
  126.   Pretty Good Day
  127.   Maybe Someday
  128.   What She Had To
  129.   Let's Bring It Back
  130.   Somebody's Someone
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