Potter Center to welcome Lonestar on March 19
March 3, 2023
Country supergroup Lonestar has been performing hits for 30 years. Taking a fresh look at their biggest hits, Lonestar brings their chart-topping country sound to the Potter Center stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Tickets are on sale now.
Lonestar has charted more than 20 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart, including 9 that reached No. 1. “Amazed” also charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first country song to do so since 1983. The group formed in 1992 in Tennessee – though all the members are from Texas. On the forthcoming TEN to 1 record, Lonestar— Dean Sams (keyboards, acoustic guitar, background vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitarist, background vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums) and Drew Womack (lead vocals, guitar)— take a fresh look at all 10 of their chart-topping country songs.
Sams originally moved to Nashville from his native Texas in the early ’90s intending to be a solo artist. However, after a few months, he realized that he was better suited for a band and recruited Britt and Rainwater. Lonestar found success out of the gate with their self-titled 1995 debut, which spawned the hit “Tequila Talkin'” along with “No News.” Other honors soon followed: The band has won many of music’s top honors, including Academy of Country Music awards for New Vocal Group in 1996, and Single and Song of The Year in 2000, along with Humanitarian of The Year in 2002. They also won Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year and International Artist Achievement award in 2001. All told, Lonestar have sold more than 10.5 million records since their formation. Womack, who joined the group in early 2021, adds his own soulful spin on the songs, and brought his deep experience recording session and lead vocals to the studio process.
“People that we used to look up to back in the day —like the Rolling Stones, Boston, and even bands like Alabama — they’re older than us,” Rainwater says. “We look up to those people as like the senior class. But now we are sort of the senior class that people seem to look up to and ask questions about and ask for our expertise.”
Tickets for these country music favorites start at $30 and may be purchased from the Potter Center Box Office, 517.796.8600, or online at jccmi.edu/pottercenter.