Lonestar is an American country music group consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Michael Britt (lead guitar, background vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards, background vocals). Before the group’s foundation, both Rainwater and Britt were members of the group Canyon. John Rich (bass guitar, lead and background vocals) was a member until 1998, when he was fired from the group. Rich later became a solo artist before joining Big Kenny to form Big & Rich, in addition to serving as a producer and songwriter for other artists. Betwee...



CMA Announces New ‘Forever Country’ Stage at CMA Fest

Featuring some of the best country musicians from the 80s, 90s and 00s, fans can get ready to be taken back in time with these performances. 

Kelly Brickey • April 12, 2017

CMA Songwriters Series Highlights Country Music Staples at Tin Pan South 2017

Jim Beavers, Bob DiPiero, Lee Thomas Miller and Richie McDonald performed at 3rd & Lindsley on Friday (3/31) as part of Tin Pan South.

Annie Reuter • April 1, 2017

Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood Nominated for 2017 People’s Choice Awards

Shelton finds himself as the top of the nominations list for country artists, with nods in the Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Album categories for the show.

Kelly Brickey • November 15, 2016

Lonestar Comforts Woman Whose Late Father was a Longtime Fan

“I don’t know how I’ll make it through this song, but I couldn’t think of a better song to do…” said McDonald.

Lauren Laffer • September 16, 2016