Known as one of Country’s most celebrated voices, Richie McDonald is taking center stage with his much-anticipated CD, Slow Down. The album features 12 songs, including the title track and the newly released single, Footprints on the Moon. The CD showcases the chart-topping singer/songwriter’s signature style and his unique ability to capture the essence of hope, love, and family life. Slow Down was produced by McDonald and Tommy Lee James.
The award-winning artist describes the project as a musical journey marked with distinct sounds and purpose. "Recording and releasing Slow Down has been a process that started three years ago. Over the years people have associated me as being a ballad singer and I can't lie, I am a softy for ballads. With that in mind, Tommy Lee James and I went into the studio and recorded a ballad album. Every song has a message that will, hopefully, touch someone’s heart and make a difference in their life,” McDonald says.
Richie McDonald’s storied career includes having been the iconic voice and focal point for Country group, Lonestar. A Grammy-nominated performer, he’s received a mantel collection of CMA, ACM, and BMI honors and awards, plus multiple gold and platinum albums. Songwriting accolades for the Texas native include songs recorded by John Michael Montgomery, Clay Walker, Billy Dean, Sara Evans, the Wilkinsons, and more.
McDonald lives in the Nashville area with his wife, Lorie, and their three children. He diligently supports various charities such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Feed the Children, the Minnie Pearl Cancer Center and Children’s Miracle Network.