Country superband Lonestar comes to MSU Riley Center August 23

Lonestar will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the MSU Riley Center.

MERIDIAN, MS—Lonestar, creators of nine No. 1 country songs, including one of the biggest crossover hits of the past 35 years, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at the MSU Riley Center.

The show will wrap up the Riley Center’s 2019 Spring/Summer Performing Arts Season.

Lonestar has always featured gorgeous vocals. Heartthrob lead singer Richie McDonald’s emotion-packed tenor voice leads the way. Guitarist Michael Britt and keyboardist Dean Sams contribute what one reviewer called “untouchable harmonies that distinguished them from every other band in the late ’90s, and even still to this day.”

Lonestar’s deft blending of country, pop and rock influences, along with a bit of Texas twang (all four members hail from the Lone Star State), have kept it at a superstar level for a quarter of a century.

Seven of the band’s No. 1 country songs also reached the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. In 1999, “Amazed” became the first song to reach No. 1 on both the country and pop charts since “Islands in the Stream” in 1983. Expect to hear those hits and cover versions of songs by other artists, such as the Eagles and the Beatles, that let the singers show off those shimmering harmonies.

Tickets are $64 and $58 at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 601-696-2200.

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