About a thousand people attended a free Lonestar concert in the parking lot of Tractor Supply, 3901 W. Broadway, on Thursday evening.

Randy Kirby

The band played for nearly an hour next to their big brown RV, performing numerous songs from their stellar musical career, as well as an Eagles tune and even some from Lonestar's new album, Never Enders. The boys in the band even launched into an impromptu rendition of Happy Birthday for 18-year-old Sedalian Bailey Smith. The concert concluded with the band's greatest hit from 1999, Amazed.

Tractor Supply Store Manager Melissa Lucas explained how Sedalia was lucky enough to score a free concert from the popular country group.

"Lonestar has partnered with Tractor Supply, they are big fans of ours. The band members are very important customers to Tractor Supply," said Lucas, who has served as the local store manager since 2010.

"The are going to (perform) at 10 Tractor Supplys across the United States and our Sedalia store is represented very well by our local community, so the Tractor Supply company and Lonestar partnered up together and got ahold of me, and I went and visited them in Nashville, and we decided to give back to the community by throwing a free concert," Lucas explained.

After the concert, the band entered the Sedalia Tractor Supply store, while hundreds of eager fans lined up to meet their favorite country music stars and pose for photos and sign CDs.