Throwback Thursday: Lonestar – ‘No News’ [VIDEO]
It's #ThrowbackThursday! Time to fire up the Blake time machine and set the time circuits for 20 years ago today. It was this week in 1996 that Lonestar topped the country charts with the 2nd single from their debut, self-titled album.
'No News' was the follow up to Lonestar's debut single, 'Tequila Talkin,' which had gotten all the way to #8 on the charts in the fall of 1995. The group, made up of five Texas natives who met each other in Nashville, released the song as a single in January 1996.
On April 13, 1996 the song, supported by their first ever music video, had reached the #1 spot, knocking off Wynonna's 'To Be Loved By You.' 'No News' would remain #1 for three weeks, eventually falling to Shania Twain's 'You Win My Love' on the May 4th charts.
It was Lonestar's first #1 but they proved they were not just one hit wonders. Over the course of their career, the band has had nine more songs reach the top of the charts. Their 2003 single, 'Amazed,' even went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the #1 country song overall for that whole year.
Lonestar is still going strong 20 years after their first #1. There have been some lineup changes and solo projects in between, but the group announced in March that a new album would be coming out in 2016. 'Never Enders' is available for pre-order now on Amazon and will be released on April 29th. The title track is currently being worked as a single to country radio.