Lonestar, which has scored 18 top 10 singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, including nine No. 1s, has a new lead singer and a new album coming.

Lonestar, which has scored 18 top 10 singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, including nine No. 1s, has a new lead singer and a new album coming.

At a performance in Nashville last night (Sept. 12), the group introduced Georgia native Cody Collins as its new frontman. He replaces Richie McDonald, who, as previously reported, announced he would be leaving the group to pursue a solo career. Dean Sams, Michael Britt and Keech Rainwater remain with the band that also featured John Rich of Big & Rich at one point.

Lonestar's next album, "My Christmas List," will be released exclusively through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at crackerbarrel.com in November. Lonestar exited BNA Records earlier this year.

Cracker Barrel, which has previously released albums from Josh Turner, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss & Union Station and Amy Grant, among others, will also sponsor Lonestar's Christmas tour.