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Northwest Missouri State University

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Lonestar, comprised of Cody Collins, Dean Sam, Michael Britt and Keech Rainwater, will perform at Northwest Friday, Oct. 14.

Lonestar, comprised of Cody Collins, Dean Sam, Michael Britt and Keech Rainwater, will perform at Northwest Friday, Oct. 14.

Sept. 14, 2011

Country group Lonestar set to rock Northwest Oct. 14

Country act Lonestar, known for hits like "Amazed" and "I'm Already There," will appear at Northwest Missouri State University Friday, Oct. 14, as the headliner of the Student Activities Council's fall concert.

The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts with Graham Colton performing as the opening act.

Northwest students may pick up free tickets by showing their Bearcat Card at the Student Services Center, located on the first floor of the Administration Building. Tickets will be available to the public at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, and cost $7. Tickets also may be purchased by calling 660.562.1212.

"We wanted to bring in Lonestar as our fall artist because of their sustained success since hitting the country music scene in the ‘90s," SAC Concert Chair Kyle Ryals said. "They have recorded 10 No. 1 singles, and their new CD ‘Party Heard Around The World' is focused on a modern sound that, when combined with previous hits, is sure to hold the interest of any music fan."

Lonestar - comprised of lead singer Cody Collins, who joined the band in 2007, and original member Dean Sam, Michael Britt and Keech Rainwater - made its debut on the Billboard country music charts in 1995 with the Top 10 Single "Tequila Talkin'." The band has since amassed 27 singles on the country charts, with 10 of those reaching the top spot. In 1999, Lonestar achieved crossover success when "Amazed" reached No. 1 on both the country charts and the Billboard Hot 100. The band garnered similar success two years later with "I'm Already There," which stood atop Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart for six weeks.

With more than 6.5 million albums sold, Lonestar released its 11th studio album, "Party Heard Around the World," in the spring of 2010.

Graham Colton is a singer-songwriter best known for his hit song "Best Days," which was featured on television's "American Idol" and "Kyle XY." He has toured with John Mayer, Counting Crows, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band and Kelly Clarkson, in addition to appearing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Today," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "Live! with Regis & Kelly."

Student Activities Council plans and administers activities for Northwest students to create a more well-rounded social, recreational and cultural life for the Northwest campus and community. In addition to sponsoring concerts, lectures, movies and comedians throughout the year, the group organizes entertaining late night activities for students.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468