Harris Center to Host an Acoustic Evening With Lonestar, 2/17
Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, LONESTAR is "one of country music's most successful acts" (Billboard.com). In this rare, intimate acoustic concert at Harris Center, LONESTAR will perform popular selections from their string of hits, along with some of their favorite country songs and new tracks from Life As We Know It.
Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, LONESTAR has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995 and achieved ten number one country hits including "No News," "Come Crying To Me," and their crossover smash "Amazed" (which was also number one on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983's "Islands in the Stream" to top both charts). The band's awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for "Amazed" (the song also won the Song of the Year award) and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year.
An Acoustic Evening with LONESTAR will take place Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at $39-$55; Premium $65. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
A twenty year anniversary is cause for celebration, and LONESTAR is marking this career milestone in more ways than one. Reunited with original lead singer Richie McDonald, the multi-platinum country music quartet is working hard on a brand new album and embarking on an extensive anniversary tour, with over 90 dates scheduled in North America alone. "Twenty years ago, when we put this little band together to play in some bars and make a little money, I dreamed it pretty good," admits keyboard player and songwriter Dean Sams. "But I never dreamed it quite this good."
A recent string of European dates with Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs, and Little Big Town found LONESTAR thrilling audiences in England, Ireland, Switzerland, and Germany. In a four-star review of their performance at Wembley Arena, UK daily The Guardian noted that LONESTAR "got an even bigger welcome than McEntire," and praised how "they reminded us of country's greatest strength: picture-painting, story-based, tear-your-heart-out lyrics that are the most direct and lucid in popular music."
With McDonald now back in the fold, LONESTAR is starting its third decade of making music together with a bang. The best may be yet to come. "I'm so excited to think about the songs that are going to come out of the next chapter of LONESTAR," states Rainwater. "And I'm looking forward to another twenty years of great music."