Austin Mahone Explores ‘A Lone Star Story’

Austin Mahone. ©Xavier Sotomayor.

By Staff Reports

NASHVILLE-Today, renowned recording artist Austin Mahone unveiled his latest musical masterpiece, “A Lone Star Story,” a captivating album that showcases his deep-rooted Texas heritage alongside a blend of pop, R&B, country, rock, and more. Fans can now enjoy the album as it is available for streaming on all major platforms.

Recorded primarily at The 808 Farm and Darkhorse Studio in Nashville, TN, under the guidance of esteemed producer Jim Jonsin, “A Lone Star Story” represents a significant milestone for Mahone. Hailing from San Antonio, TX, Mahone grew up immersed in the sounds of country music, with icons like George Strait shaping his musical tastes. In 2016, he took control of his master recordings, becoming an independent artist who releases music on his own terms, delivering EPs and tracks that truly reflect his artistic vision.

“A Lone Star Story” is a passion project that brings together Mahone’s life experiences, diverse influences, and innate musical sensibilities into a cohesive and authentic collection of work. With this album, Mahone pays homage to his Texas roots while exploring the vast spectrum of his artistic inspirations.

Earlier this year, on May 23, Mahone released his latest single, “Kuntry,” which has been generating substantial buzz. The music video for “Kuntry,” premiered exclusively on Taste of Country on June 5, presents a vibrant and high-energy backwoods party, featuring a fleet of customized, lifted trucks owned by Mahone’s own family members. Taste of Country describes the video as “pure, down-home Texas fun,” with Mahone tracing a direct line from his well-known pop, R&B, and hip-hop sound to his country origins through this “twangy track” that serves as a testament to his Texas upbringing.

Discussing the inspiration behind the album’s title, Mahone shared his thoughts with Taste of Country, stating, “There’s no track called [Lone Star Story]. I felt like the whole project needed a name on its own. I was born in Texas, San Antonio, and everything, every step from that day forward, to me, is the Lone Star story – and it’s still being written.”

Mahone emphasizes that “Kuntry” acts as a bridge, symbolizing his musical journey from one genre to another. He expresses his desire to showcase his country roots while remaining true to his diverse influences and unique stylistic inclinations. Mahone clarifies, “I’m not trying to slide on some Wranglers and throw on a 10-gallon hat and be like, ‘I’m country now.’ I’m from San Antonio, Texas. I grew up [loving country music], and it’s nice to tap back into where I came from and do it my own way.”

With “A Lone Star Story,” Austin Mahone solidifies his status as a versatile and boundary-pushing artist, effortlessly blending genres and defying expectations. Fans worldwide can now immerse themselves in the album’s rich tapestry of sounds, celebrating the captivating evolution of an artist unafraid to honor his roots while crafting his unique musical narrative.

To experience the magic of “A Lone Star Story,” stream the album on your preferred platform now and embark on a musical journey through the heart and soul of Texas, as interpreted by the incomparable Austin Mahone.

  1. Coming Home
  2. Have You Seen Her
  3. She’s Too Good
  4. Dirty Martini
  5. Cruise
  6. Wings
  7. Kuntry
  8. Withdrawal
  9. You Make Me Feel
  10. Sundress
  11. Ride Of My Life
  12. Druggie Music
  13. Holes In The Wall
  14. Feels Like Love