“Not A Day Goes By” is a song by the American country music group Lonestar. It was released in 1999 as the lead single from their album “Lonely Grill”. The song was written by Marv Green, Aimee Mayo, and Chris Lindsey.
Lonestar is a country music group formed in 1992 in Texas. The band consists of Richie McDonald (lead vocals, piano), Michael Britt (lead guitar, backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards, backing vocals).
“Not A Day Goes By” was the band’s fifth single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song also peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Lonely Grill Album
“Not A Day Goes By” was included in Lonestar’s third studio album “Lonely Grill”. The album was released on June 1, 1999, by BNA Records. The album also featured hit songs like “Amazed” and “Smile”.
“Lonely Grill” was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number five on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was certified 4× Platinum by the RIAA in the United States.
“Not A Day Goes By” was released as the follow-up single to Lonestar’s hit song “Amazed”. “Amazed” was a global success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also topped charts in Canada and Australia.
“Amazed” was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA and won the Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year in 2000.
“Not A Day Goes By” is a love song that talks about how the memories of a past relationship keep coming back. The song’s lyrics convey the message that even though the relationship is over, the love still remains.
The chorus of the song goes:
“Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you
After all this time you’re still with me it’s true
Somehow you remain locked so deep inside
Baby, baby, oh, baby
Not a day goes by.”
Lonestar has performed “Not A Day Goes By” live at various events and concerts. The band’s live performances are known for their high energy and engaging stage presence.
The song has also been covered by various artists over the years, including Kristy Lee Cook and Doug Stone.
Awards and Nominations
“Not A Day Goes By” was nominated for the Academy of Country Music Award for Single of the Year in 2000. The song was also nominated for the Billboard Music Award for Top Country Song in the same year.
Lonestar has won numerous awards over the years, including the Country Music Association Award for Vocal Group of the Year in 2001 and the Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year in 1999 and 2001.
“Not A Day Goes By” is a classic country love song that has stood the test of time. The song’s heartfelt lyrics and catchy melody have made it a fan favorite for over two decades. Lonestar’s performance of the song is a testament to their talent and musical prowess.
Whether you’re a die-hard country music fan or just someone who appreciates good music, “Not A Day Goes By” is a song that you should definitely add to your playlist.