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Today’s classic country song is ‘Amazed’ by Lonestar.  The song reached No.1 on this day in 1999 and spent a staggering eight weeks at the top.  Not only did the song top the country charts but a remixed version sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 as well.  There wouldn’t be another ‘country’ song to achieve that until thirteen years later when Taylor Swift released ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.’

 

Lead singer Richie McDonald left Lonestar for a while to do a solo record and the band hired a new singer and put out an album, only to have McDonald return.  Can you name a country band who replaced a prominent member and became more successful?  Leave a comment on Facebook.