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Lonely Grill

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Artist  Lonestar
Label  BNA Records
Release date  1 June 1999
Genre  Country music
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Released  June 1, 1999 (1999-06-01)
Recorded  The Tracking Room, Nashville, Tennessee
Producer  Dann Huff Sam Ramage Bob Wright
Lonely Grill (1999)  This Christmas Time (2000)
Similar  Lonestar albums, Country music albums

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Lonely Grill is the third studio album by American country music group Lonestar, released in the United States on June 1, 1999 by BNA Records. It reached number 28 on the Billboard 200 chart, and number three on the Top Country Albums chart. With sales of three million copies in the United States, it has been certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA. This was Lonestar's first album to have a crossover-friendly country-pop sound, which was a departure from their earlier neotraditional country sound.

Contents

Content

The singles released from Lonely Grill were, in order of release, "Saturday Night", "Amazed", "Smile", "What About Now", and "Tell Her". While "Saturday Night" peaked at number 47 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, all other singles from this album reached number one on that same chart. "Amazed" was also the group's biggest crossover hit, also peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 2 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts. Also included on this album is an acoustic rendition of the group's late-1998 hit "Everything's Changed" (from their Crazy Nights album). Dann Huff produced all but the last track, which was produced by Sam Ramage and Bob Wright.

This was Lonestar's first album after the departure of bass guitarist John Rich, who recorded a solo album for BNA that same year before pairing up with Big Kenny in the duo Big & Rich. Richie McDonald sings lead on all the tracks here, and studio bass guitarists are used in Rich's place.

Critical reception

Giving it three stars out of five, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic wrote that Lonestar "take[s] a middle ground, moving back toward hardcore country while retaining elements of the pop sheen of Crazy Nights. The results aren't always successful, but overall, the album is stronger than its immediate predecessor."

Track listing

  1. "Saturday Night" (Chuck Cannon, Jimmy Stewart) – 4:03
  2. "Simple as That" (Richie McDonald, Gary Baker, Frank J. Myers) – 3:17
  3. "Amazed" (Marv Green, Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo) – 4:00
  4. "What About Now" (Ron Harbin, Aaron Barker, Anthony L. Smith) – 3:30
  5. "Tell Her" (Craig Wiseman, Kwesi B.) – 3:27
  6. "Don't Let's Talk About Lisa" (Don Henry, Benmont Tench) – 3:14
  7. "I've Gotta Find You" (McDonald, Harbin, Marty Dodson) – 3:48
  8. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Steve Bogard, Green) – 3:14
  9. "All the Way" (Stephony Smith, Shelly Sterling) – 3:34
  10. "Smile" (Keith Follesé, Lindsey) – 3:33
  11. "Lonely Grill" (Bob DiPiero, Tony Mullins) – 4:31
  12. "Everything's Changed (acoustic version)" (Larry Boone, Paul Nelson, McDonald) – 4:46

Personnel

As listed in liner notes.

Lonestar

  • Michael Britt – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals
  • Richie McDonald – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Keech Rainwater – drums, percussion
  • Dean Sams – piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar, harmonica, background vocals
  • Additional musicians

  • Mike Brignardello – bass guitar
  • Gary Burnette – acoustic guitar, mandolin
  • Chuck Cannon – background vocals
  • Robbie Cheuvront – bass guitar, background vocals
  • Eric Darken – percussion
  • Paul Franklin – pedal steel guitar
  • Aubrey Haynie – fiddle, mandolin
  • Dann Huff – electric guitar
  • Tim Lauer – accordion
  • Paul Leim – drums
  • Steve Nathan – piano, synthesizer
  • Matt Rollings – Hammond B-3 organ, piano
  • Russell Terrell – background vocals
  • Biff Watson – acoustic guitar
  • Jonathan Yudkin – mandolin
  • Songs

    1Saturday Night4:04
    2Simple as That3:19
    3Amazed4:01

    References

    Lonely Grill Wikipedia


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