Talk about an all-time 90’s classic.
Lonestar just released a reimagined version of their iconic 1999 hit “Amazed,” which was the second single from their third studio album Lonely Grill.
Of course, the power ballad became their signature song and biggest hit, spending an impressive eight weeks at the top of the Billboard country chart that year.
And this new version, which is pretty similar to the original (and purposefully so), is part of a new project called TEN to 1, a new album full of brand new versions of some of their favorite hits.
Guitarist Michael Britt says they wanted to leave “Amazed,” and their other hit “I’m Already There,” as close to the original as possible:
“We didn’t want to mess with ‘Amazed’ and ‘I’m Already There. Those songs belong to the fans, and we can’t change those because they’ve heard those songs so many times.
They’ve been a part of people’s lives in weddings and things like that, so we didn’t want to change those. Drew made this comment to me, ‘They’re not our songs anymore. They are our fan’s songs, and he’s right.”
Founding member Dean Sam, who has produced their last six albums, added that they’ve evolved over the past few decades in terms of their sound and how they play the songs live, so they wanted to represent that in these new recordings:
“We’ve been doing this for a very long time, and we’ve been super blessed in our 30 plus years together to have 22 top 10 singles and then have 10 of those go No.1.
We’ve adapted our sound so much over the years through playing live, we’ve started approaching songs a little bit differently and so we just thought we should put a version of who we are today out there with all 10 of our No. 1’s.”
Michael continued, saying they had a blast putting a new spin on tunes they’ve been playing for the better part of 25 years now:
“Most of these songs we’ve played for 25 years or so, and we know these songs like the back of our hand.
It was fun to be able to record songs that everybody knows and just put a different spin on them because we’ve changed them over time.”
The full album will be out everywhere on June 2nd.
Check it out:
And of course, the original:
TEN to 1 tracklist:
1. “No News”
2. “Come Cryin’ To Me”
3. “Everything’s Changed”
6. “What About Now”
7. “Tell Her”
8. “I’m Already There”
9. “My Front Porch Looking In”
10. “Mr. Mom”
Lonestar also has a number of tour dates coming up this year, which you can see below.
2023 Lonestar tour dates:
Friday, February 17 Carlsbad, NM – Walter Gerrells Performing Arts & Exhibition Center
Saturday, February 18 Tucson, AZ – Tucson Rodeo
Saturday, February 25 Kingsland, GA – K-Bay Mardi Gras
Friday, March 3 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Saturday, March 4 Versailles, OH – BMI Event Center
Thursday, March 16 Sugarcreek, OH – Ohio Star Theater
Friday, March 17 Bloomington, IL – Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 18 Flint, MI – Capitol Theatre
Sunday, March 19 Jackson, MI – The Potter Center at Jackson College
Friday, March 24 Lake Jackson, TX – The Clarion at Brazosport College
Saturday, March 25 Marble Falls, TX – Putters & Gutters
Thursday, April 13 El Cajon, CA – Sycuan Casino Resort
Friday, April 14 Florence, AZ – Country Thunder Arizona
Saturday, April 15 Santa Fe, NM – Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Sunday, April 16 Georgetown, TX – Two Step Inn
Friday, May 12 Lampe, MO – Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater
Saturday, May 13 Kansas City, KS – Legends Field
Friday, June 16 Deadwood, SD – Downtown Deadwood (Main Street)
Saturday, July 15 Tipton, IA – Cedar County Fair
Saturday, July 22 Twin Lakes, WI – Country Thunder Wisconsin
Friday, August 4 Camrose, AB – Big Valley Jamboree
Saturday, August 5 Lake Cowichan, BC – Sunset Country Festival