Lonestar Wants Weird Fan Stories

By | September 11, 2002 at 12:00 AM

The guys in Lonestar are using their Web site to invite fans to submit unusual personal stories as a promotion for their single titled “Unusually Unusual.”

The band said stories need to be 50 words or less, submitted before Friday the 13th, and that authors must be 18 to enter. One entry is allowed per person.

On Sept. 23, the top 10 stories will be posted online for fans to vote on. Final voting will end at midnight CDT on Sept. 29. The top 10 stories will win autographed CDs, and on Sept. 30 the grand prize winner will receive a pack of autographed merchandise.

The single is the fourth to be released from the platinum selling “I’m Already There” CD. The single’s release follows the title cut, “I’m Already There,” which spent six weeks at No. 1 on the country charts, as well as “With Me” and the latest single, “Not a Day Goes By.”

Recently, “I’m Already There” was featured on a “Good Morning America” segment in which two young daughters sang the song as they awaited their father’s return from active duty overseas. Host Diane Sawyer coined Lonestar’s hit song the “Daddy Come Home” song.

Sawyer requested the song to be part of the ABC special “63 Reasons to Hope: The Babies of 9/11” that is a special episode of “Primetime Thursday.”

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