“Lonestar” with April Cushman – Capital Center for the Arts, Concord NH
Fri, February 10, 2023
TICKET PRICES – For Tickets Call 603-225-1111 or on line at www.ccanh.com
$39.50 | $49.50 | $59.50 Reserved Seating
(plus per ticket fee, directly supporting the Capitol Center/Bank of NH Stage)
Buy 3 shows, Save 10%
44 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301
Not every musician has the opportunity to revisit and even potentially improve upon their biggest hits. But on the forthcoming TEN to 1 record, the award-winning band Lonestar—Dean Sams (keyboards, acoustic guitar, background vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitarist, background vocals ), Keech Rainwater (drums) and Drew Womack (lead vocals, guitar)—are taking a fresh look at all 10 of their chart-topping country songs.
This streak started in 1996 with the band’s second single, the rock-edged “No News,” and continued with the following year’s “Come Cryin’ to Me” and “Everything’s Changed.” The band’s quadruple-platinum 1999 album Lonely Grill spawned four No. 1 hits (including the beloved global smash “Amazed”) and established Lonestar as music’s preeminent pop-country band—a status they’d maintain through the 2000s and beyond.
With these re-recordings, the band members were mindful of striking a balance between preserving the sonic elements fans were familiar with—and not repeating them. Fittingly, TEN to 1 record reflects the ways Lonestar’s hits have evolved over the years during the band’s rousing, high-energy concerts. Such talent has contributed to the band winning many of music’s top honors, including Academy Of Country Music awards for New Vocal Group in 1996, 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.
With the release of TEN to 1 record, the band members are full of gratitude for what they’ve accomplished already, and excited about what the future holds. “It’s amazing that we’re still standing and putting on great shows after all these years,” Sams says. “The fans are still coming out to our shows night after night, to see us and hear our music. That’s almost 30 years of touring, and I can’t tell you how grateful I am—and I’ve never once taken it for granted.”
April Cushman is a New Hampshire native, residing in Swanzey, NH. She is a songwriter, mom, wife, farmer and all around true grit country girl who has supported many acts through New England over the last handful of years. She was nominated for six New England Music Awards for 2022, including Artist, Song, Album, Female Performer, Live Act and Country Act of the Year. April released her debut album, “The Long Haul” in November 2021, which was produced by Nashville Grammy nominated producer, Colt Capperrune.
April has been writing songs with Vibe City Publishing artist, Steve Smentek as well as Vibe City Publishing Founder and #1 hit writer, Marty Dodson. She has plans in the future that include more writing with hit writers like Johnny and Heidi Bulford as well as touring in a special project as the lead singer with some of Nashville’s biggest touring musicians.
You can follow April’s journey and find all of her music at www.aprilcushman.com , as well as all social media platforms.