Only one day after Richie McDonald announced that he was exiting Lonestar, for the second time, this time to join The Frontmen of Country Music, Lonestar has announced the addition of Drew Womack to replace McDonald. Womack joins existing members Dean Sams, Michael Britt, and Keech Rainwater.
“We are thrilled to have Drew joining us,” Lonestar says in a statement. “We have been friends and have admired his work and outstanding voice for many years. It will be an exciting new chapter in our storied career and know he will be welcomed by the industry and fans alike. Fans will hear more than 22 combined hits, between the amazing catalog of Lonestar and Sons Of The Desert, and even hit songs written by Drew for such iconic country artists as Kenny Chesney.”
Womack, who is also a songwriter, is thrilled to join the iconic group.
“I can’t adequately express just how excited I am to join these guys and create and make music with Dean, Keech, and Michael. I’ve known and respected them since (Sons Of The Desert) played the same circuits and it’ll be an honor to be on stage with them,” says Womack.
Richie had previously been with Lonestar from 1998 to 2007, and again from 2007 until now. The Frontmen also includes Restless Heart’s Larry Stewart, and Tim Rushlow, formerly of Little Texas.
“I’ve been with Lonestar for almost 30 years and have enjoyed my time with the guys,” McDonald said of his departure. “With everything that has happened in the past year, it has made me think about other things I want to do in life. This opportunity with The Frontmen came up and I’ve decided to go a new direction. I’ve always enjoyed performing with Tim and Larry and I can’t wait to see how this new chapter unfolds. I want to thank my bandmates Dean, Keech and Michael for a great run. I wish them nothing but the best.”