Born in Lubbock Texas February 6,1962, McDonald is a country music singer
and songwriter. he was the lead singer of the group Lonestar, which
recorded seven studio albums on BNA Records during his tenure as
lead vocalist. McDonald co-wrote several of the band's singles, and
sang lead on all but one of them; he would rejoin the band in 2011.
Outside Lonestar, he has charted twice as a guest vocalist on
others' songs, in addition to releasing two independent albums and
four solo singles.
McDonald announced his departure from
Lonestar in 2007, with Cody Collins succeeding him as the group's
lead vocalist. On November 8, 2007, McDonald released an album of
Christmas music, titled If Every Day Could Be Christmas. One of the
songs on this album, "Coming Home for Christmas" (a collaboration
with Jim Brickman) reached No. 4 on the Hot Adult Contemporary
Tracks charts at the end of the year.
McDonald has long been one of music's most accomplished and
wide-ranging talents. Recognized as one of country's best singers
and a polished and engaging entertainer, McDonald is the face and
voice of Lonestar, ranked among the genre's preeminent groups.
McDonald lives near Murfreesboro, Tennessee with his wife, Lorie,
and their three children.