I'm Already There

I'm Already There

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by Lonestar
     
 

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The follow-up to the triple-platinum blockbuster Lonely Grill, I'm Already There boasts the Lonestar trademarks of tight instrumental work and personable vocals, not to mention some of their strongest songs yet. It's a good showcase for the quartet's modern country versatility -- a major ingredient in their success. TheSee more details below

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The follow-up to the triple-platinum blockbuster Lonely Grill, I'm Already There boasts the Lonestar trademarks of tight instrumental work and personable vocals, not to mention some of their strongest songs yet. It's a good showcase for the quartet's modern country versatility -- a major ingredient in their success. The album opener, "Out Go the Lights," is edgy and urgent in a roadhouse-rocking mode. Lead singer Richie McDonald adds a bluesy edge to his tender crooning on the winsome love song "I Want to Be The One." McDonald also co-wrote the album's most effective song, the title track, a slow-boiling, beautifully expressed sentiment about the ties that bind. The bumping, grinding "Must Be Love," with twin guitars slicing through the mix, is a pungent taste of no-holds-barred southern rock. Closing it out on a defiant note, the band cuts loose on "Like a Good Cowboy" with a roaring denunciation of the material world and a vow to live large in spite of it all, as a sputtering, white-hot, country-rock soundscape bolsters the point. Advice to Lonestar: Spend the money.

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All Music Guide - Maria Konicki Dinoia
Lonestar has a way with passionate songs that either make hearts soar or eyes well up with tears; think previous number ones "Amazed," "Smile," and "Tell Her" from the triple platinum Lonely Grill. That album solidified and shaped their career -- and yet, they don't want to be known as a "ballad band." I'm Already There has five ballads, including the title track, so it doesn't seem they're working overtime to change their image. But why fix what isn't broken? This four-member band delivers full-on on those moving ballads, due in part to Richie McDonald's big vocal prowess. But they do pretty well on the other seven tracks of up- and mid-tempo tunes too, including mentionables "Unusually Unusual" and "Every Little Thing She Does." Accomplished songwriters Annie Roboff, Holly Lamar, Lari White, Chuck Cannon, Mark McGuinn, and McDonald himself lend themselves to the pool of talent that makes I'm Already There another platinum album in the making.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2001
Label:
Bna Entertainment
UPC:
0078636701127
catalogNumber:
67011

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lonestar   Primary Artist
Matt Rollings   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
Paul Leim   Drums
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Chris McHugh   Drums
Jerry McPherson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Mandolin,Cello
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Tim Akers   Accordion,Keyboards
Dean Sams   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Eric Darkin   Percussion
Michael Britt   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Dan Kelly   Fiddle
Richie McDonald   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Baby James   Acoustic Guitar
Keech Rainwater   Banjo,Percussion,Drums
Robbie Cheuvront   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ronn Huff   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Mark Hagen   Engineer
Dann Huff   Producer
Chris Rowe   Digital Editing
Doug Sax   Mastering
Shawn Simpson   Digital Editing
Robert Hadley   Mastering
Dan Huff   Producer

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