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.
Performance CreditsLonestar 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 CreditsRonn Huff String Arrangements,String Conductor
Jeff Balding Engineer
Mark Hagen Engineer
Dann Huff Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm Already There based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This song and title is so perfect for the theme and thoughts put into our Military Wedding. How many dw,dh and dc have sat and cried when a loved one leaves? To know they are "Already there" is such a blessing! We will be honoring our military family and friends with a dance only for *us* to the song, "I'm Already There". This song may have not been written for military life, but goes so perfect~ God Bless the USA and all who serve, and most importantly thank you. Denise Kubanovich (soon to be proud wife of SSGT Christopher Childs USAF)
Lonestar is the greatest. I absolutely love their newest CD because it is fast past. The song I'm already there makes feel that I need to get up and start thinking about my happy place. The album is the best and I would rate it the highest rating possible. It has some great songs and some ok songs. It almost feels as if the studio was pushing them to get an album out so they could release that Already There song, and corners were cut it seems to lack the same soul as there earlier things. I guess if you were a die hart fan then you would want there best work. That means you would want them to work really hard and make the best and sell a whole lot of their albums.
Lonestar is the only country male band that I listened to. This album goes in a different direction than Lonely Grill, with sweeter, more beautiful ballads that touch deep within the soul and more butt-kicking pop and rock songs that will get you dancing and make you wish you were on stage performing these songs. There are several excellent choices from this album, including, "I'm Already There", so sweet because it was written from the heart, "Softy" because the words and vocal are gentle and soothing. As for up-tempo, check out "Must Be Love", an excellent taste at the flaming hot Southern rock genre, "With Me", a song so fun and neat that you would want to play the song with the car windows down!! Lonestar is a band that should have the same crossover magic that has been found in the Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, and Shania Twain. With keyboardist Dean Sams tickling the ivories so beauifully, guitarist Michael Britt jamming, drummer Keech Rainwater pounding, and frontman Richie McDonald's tender, sweet vocals, Lonestar is a force to be reckin' with. Pick up the album, "I'm Already There" and I guarantee you will be already in love with this band!
I absolutely loved Lonely Grill which was a superb album so my expectations were high Ill admit for this one and I felt a little let down. It has some good songs but its no Lonely Grill.It almost feels as if the studio was pushing them to get an album out so they could release that Already There song,and corners were cut it seems to lack the same soul as there ealier stuff.If your a die hard fan I guess youll have to get it but if you want there best work and dont have it yet go get Lonely Grill its more of a must have.