These three guys are taking me right back to the 90’s. And I love it.
You may not have heard of the Frontmen of Country yet. But you’ve definitely heard them all sing.
The supergroup is made up of the frontmen of three of the biggest groups of the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s: Richie McDonald, former lead singer of Lonestar, Tim Rushlow of Little Texas and Larry Stewart of Restless Heart. Together, the three sing the greatest hits from their respective bands, and have even recorded some new music as a group.
The Frontmen have been around for a few years now (they even played Donald Trump’s inauguration four years ago), but it seems like they’re ready to take this thing to the next level.
The group recently signed an exclusive deal with a booking agent, and Richie McDonald announced last week that he was leaving Lonestar (for a second time) to focus on the 90’s country supergroup.
“I’ve been with Lonestar for almost 30 years and have enjoyed my time with the guys. 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.”
Now, let’s just take a look at some of the heaters that these guys are responsible for.
From Restless Heart frontman Larry Stewart you’ve got songs like “The Bluest Eyes in Texas,” “Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right),” “That Rock Won’t Roll” and “Fast Movin’ Train.”
Then you’ve got “Amy’s Back in Austin,” “What Might Have Been” and of course the absolute classic, “God Blessed Texas” from Tim Rushlow’s Little Texas.
And what even needs to be said about Lonestar? Songs like “Amazed” (that was played at every school dance I ever went to), “Mr. Mom,” “My Front Porch Looking In,” and “Tequila Talkin'” were basically the soundtrack to my childhood.
That’s a serious catalog to bring together in one group.
As much as I loved each of these bands individually, I’m pretty pumped to see what they do together. And it looks like we’re going to get a chance to hear a lot more from these guys, with a full slate of shows planned for the fall and Richie McDonald joining the group full time.