NASHVILLE, TN Monday Dec.22.2003 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Lonestar's 'My Front Porch Looking In' is Billboard's #1 Hot Country Track for 2003.

DETAILS ' The Richie McDonald-penned song has helped Lonestar to quite a year. It recently received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group. After holding at #2 for six weeks, the song reached the top of the Billboard chart and set a BDS record for most weeks at #2 before climbing to #1. It also set a R&R record for reaching the #1 spot and then returning to the top 4 weeks later. The success of this song helped push the band's career album sales over the 8 million mark.

"We've been blessed this year," said the group. "The support that we've received from the country community at radio, retail, CMT, the press, BNA and those who work with us has been overwhelming."

BILLBOARD TOP FIVE OF YEAR INCLUDE
1. 'My Front Porch Looking In' Lonestar
2. 'Beer For My Horses' Toby Keith & Willie Nelson
3. '19 Somethin'' Mark Wills
4. 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere' Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
5. 'Red Dirt Road' Brooks & Dunn

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