Lonestar ‘Already There’ At Top of the Charts

Posted in News on August 14, 2001

The celebration for Lonestar's seventh #1 single, "I'm Already There," was marked by laughter and some tears during a packed reception hosted by BMI Nashville. After a special performance by Lonestar of the six-weeks-at-#1 smash, lead singer Richie McDonald movingly spoke of the inspiration behind the tune: a long-distance conversation with his young son, Rhett. "I'm Already There," which BMI and Sony/ATV Tree writer McDonald penned with Gary Baker and Frank Myers, is the title track from Lonestar's BNA Records album as well as the name of the band's upcoming US tour.

Sony/ATV Tree's Woody Bomar, BMI's David Preston, Lonestar's Michael Britt, Keech Rainwater, Richie McDonald (with son Rhett) and Dean Sams (with daughter Britney).

Michael Britt, Dean Sams, Zomba's Tom Luteran, Gary Baker, Richie McDonald, Keech Rainwater, Zomba's Lynn Gann and Mike Hollandsworth

Richie McDonald with Rhett and Mollie, Dean Sams with Britney

The Sony/ATV Tree office congratulates Michael, Keech, Dean, Richie and Gary Baker

photos by Alan Mayor