Lonestar's roots date back to the early '90s, when musician Dean Sams moved to Nashville from his native Texas and eventually recruited guitarist Michael Britt and drummer Keech Rainwater to form Lonestar. The group found early success with their self-titled 1995 debut album, and the awards and accolades followed, including Academy Country Music awards for New Vocal Group in 1999 and Single and Song of The Year in 2000, along with Humanitarian of The Year in 2002. They also won Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year and International Artist Achievement award in 2001. All told, Lonestar have sold more than 10.5 million records since their formation. Vocalist Drew Womack joined in 2021, and in2022, Lonestar celebrates30 years of success at the APAC, with gratitude for what they've accomplished and excitement for what the future may hold.