Venue: The Gordie Brown Showroom
129 East Fremont
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: July 10, 2015
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: 5
Show Length: 90 minutes
Starting at $46.85
Although Lonestar sounds like a band that's from Texas, the group was actually formed in Tennessee. However, all the members are Texas natives. Originally called Texassee, the band was created in 1992 and features Richie McDonald, Michael Britt, Dean Sams and Keech Rainwater.
In 1993, Lonestar played their first concert at Backstage Pass in Nashville. A booking agent happened to hear the show and was impressed enough to add the group to his roster. Lonestar then headed out on the road, playing nearly 500 shows in two years.
In 1994, the group landed a recording contract with BNA Records. The following year they released their self-titled debut, which spawned the Top 10 hit "Tequila Talkin'." "Crazy Nights" followed in 1997, and two years later Lonestar returned with "Lonely Grill," which featured the huge hit "Amazed," a song that also crossed over to the pop charts.
Although there were some major changes in the years that followed -- John Rich, the group's bass guitarist, was fired in 1998 and McDonald left to embark on a solo career in 2007, but returned in 2011 -- the band has continued to churn out first-rate albums.
Their seasonal effort "This Christmas Time" followed in fall 2000 and "I'm Already There" appeared the next spring. In 2004, the group released "Let's Be Us Again," followed that next year by "Coming Home." "Mountains," their final album with BNA Records and with McDonald as the lead singer, came out in 2006. Cody Collins replaced McDonald in 2007, after which the band produced a Christmas compilation and the 2008 album "Party Heard Around the World."
McDonald just rejoined the lineup last year, in time to begin the band's extensive 20-year tour celebration. Plans are also in the works to record a new album to commemorate Lonestar's milestone at the end of 2012.
The quartet is best known for merging their country roots with rich vocals. Lonestar has amassed several awards -- including a 1999 Academy of Country Music award for Single of the Year (for "Amazed") and a 2001 Country Music Association award for Vocal Group of the Year.
With their long, prestigious career and stockpile of finely crafted songs, Lonestar continues to delight fans now -- and, hopefully, for another 20 years.
Don't miss your chance to catch this iconic country band perform at the Golden Nugget during their one-night Las Vegas concert engagement.