Multi-platinum and award-winning country quartet LONESTAR is gearing up to release their new full-length album LIFE AS WE KNOW IT on Tuesday, June 4 via the band's own 4 Star Records, in partnership with The Orchard.  LIFE AS WE KNOW IT marks the first full-length album release for LONESTAR in over three years and the first since the much-anticipated return of revered original vocalist RICHIE McDONALD. A video for the album's current single "Maybe Someday" can be seen here: http://youtu.be/ZxemdKnXhg0.  Fans can check out an exclusive full stream of the album via Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/Lonestar/e/B000APZUTQ/ref=ac_dtp_sa_link.

To celebrate the release of the new album, LONESTAR--MICHAEL BRITT, lead guitar & backing vocals; RICHIE McDONALD, lead vocals & piano; KEECH RAINWATER, drums; and DEAN SAMS, keyboards and backing vocals--will perform a free New York City show on Friday, May 31 as part of "Fox & Friends" All American Summer Concert Series. The performance will air live nationally throughout the 6-9am ET broadcast, and fans in the area are encouraged to come down to the show at 1211 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 (on the corner of 48th St on 6th Ave). Famous Dave's BBQ will also be providing complementary food for the crowd.

The following week, LONESTAR will be in Nashville for CMA Fan Fair week, making several appearances, signings and performances. Starting off Wednesday, June 5, LONESTAR will perform an acoustic set at the 6th annual GAC Kick-off Breakfast at the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum. Following their performance at 8:15am CT, all four members will sign copies of the new album from 9-10:30am CT. Following that morning event, the band will head over to 3rd & Lindsley for their annual Lonestar Nation Fan Club Party, beginning at 2pm CT. This year's party will include lunch, a mini-acoustic concert, door prizes, surprise souvenir, meet and greet and more. Tickets are on sale now at http://lonestarnation2013.eventbrite.com/ and are extremely limited so purchasing early is suggested. On Thursday, June 6 fans can visit the guys at the new Music City Center from 3-5pm CT for an autograph signing at the CMA booth. Lastly, LONESTAR will close out album release week with an electric free performance on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage Sunday, June 9 at 3:25pm CT. The set list will include new tracks from LIFE AS WE KNOW as well as the classic, fan favorites.

In other exciting news, LONESTAR has launched an album pre-order campaign on PledgeMusic.com and is offering fans access to exclusive photos, videos, tracks and updates, signed merchandise and one-of-a-kind experiences such as a personal phone call from the band. Once the group reaches their goal, 10% of all additional funding will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. You can pledge now here: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lonestar.

LONESTAR is also sharing insight into the recording process for the new album with a series of online videos. The first two videos of the series can be seen now here: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb7fucxQ3-Bq2JG9gVg1rC6tbpLdOChHK.
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