Tracy Lawrence
American musician
Tracy Lawrence
Tracy Lawrence is an American country music artist. He started at a country music restaurant called "Live At Libby's" where owner Libby Knight would help local talent find their way into country music. Lawerence signed to Atlantic Records in 1991, Lawrence debuted that year with the album Sticks and Stones, which produced his first chart single and first Number One hit in its title track.
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Commonwealth GOP Believe Romney Needs to Explain Health Care
Braintree Patch - over 4 years
An overwhelming majority of influential Republicans from Massachusetts say Mitt Romney has missed an opportunity so far in the presidential race by not explaining Romneycare and how it differs from Obamacare: that’s the finding of this week’s inaugural Red Commonwealth survey of influential conservatives. When Patch asked Massachusetts Republicans what part of Romney's record as Massachusetts governor he has explained poorly to conservatives, one respondent said: "Romney has not adequately explained the difference between the Massachusetts version of universal healthcare and the federal version."  90% of survey responders agreed Romney had missed an opportunity on Romneycare.  Another respondent said Romney has not done a good job of explaining "how his initial draft of health care was amended by the Legislature and changed considerably with expensive provisions." One hundred and five Massachusetts Republicans were surveyed last week in Patch’s inaugural Red Commonwealth ...
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Top 10 Country Mullets
GAC - Great American Country - over 4 years
It’s the look that swept the nation in the early 80s to mid-’90s – the mullet. The hairstyle is all business in the front, party in the back, but we’re turning the party front and center as you, the fans, chose the Top 10 mullets in all of country music. GAC’s Top 10 Country Mullets airs Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Kenny Chesney in his 1993 video, "Fall In Love." No. 10 – Kenny Chesney These days, Kenny sports a shaved head under that cowboy hat, but when his career was kicking off in the early ’90s, Kenny had a head full of hair, especially in the back. Watch his  1993 “Fall In Love” video for evidence of the offending hairstyle HERE. Joe Diffie's 1992 album, Regular Joe. No. 9 – Joe Diffie There’s something women like about a pickup man, at least according to Joe’s 1994 hit single “Pickup Man.” There was also something about the textbook mullet Joe sported through much of the ’90s that belonged ‘in another world.’ Tracy Lawrence's 1993 album, Alibis. No ...
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Country music stars Tracy Lawrence and Mark Chesnutt coming to Sydney
Cape Breton Post - over 4 years
MEMBERTOU — American country music stars Tracy Lawrence and Mark Chesnutt will share a Cape Breton stage this fall.
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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert + More to Headline 2012 Watershed Music Festival
KNCI 105.1 - almost 5 years
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images In August, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans and plenty more will headline the first Watershed Music Festival to be held in George, Wash., just east of Seattle. The show, presented by Live Nation, is set for Aug. 3-5, and will give fans the full experience, with music, camping, late night sets, impromptu jam sessions, collaborations and more. “The Gorge provides a feeling that is impossible to recreate anywhere else,” says the show’s co-promoter, and ACM Promoter of the Year, Brian O’Connell. “It is truly a magical place and provides the perfect setting for a cool, eclectic country event. We wanted to create something that didn’t exist, from the caliber of artists to the camping and the atmosphere. I’m excited to be a part of it and see it all come together.” “In the storied 25 year history of the Gorge, we’ve been fortunate to host many of the nation’s top country artists, but all have been single day concerts,” adds Jeff ...
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Daily Roundup: Garth Brooks, Eric Church + More
KNCI 105.1 - almost 5 years
Erika Goldring / Ethan Miller, Getty Images He’s been retired for almost a decade, but tickets to a Garth Brooks show are still hotter that asphalt on a Tennessee Fourth of July. The legend proved it once again with an upcoming show in Calgary. Eric Church also makes the top of the Daily Roundup with his new music video for ‘Springsteen.’ Find new music from Randy Houser and Little Big Town in addition to a scary story about George Jones. Each day Taste of Country publishes a list of the top country music news stories, in addition to a few others from around the web. Today find out which classic rocker had a cancer scare last year, and why Miley Cyrus went to the emergency room. Today on Taste of Country: Garth Brooks Sells out Calgary Stampede Show in Less Than a Minute Eric Church Tips His Hat to Simple American Life in New ‘Springsteen’ Music Video George Jones Postpones Shows for Health Reasons Blake Shelton Pumped Up as ‘The Voice’ Team Climbs the iTunes Charts Trac ...
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Quiz on country music, Level 3: Crazy
Oxford University Press Blog - almost 5 years
Think you know your country music? While “Crazy” was made famous by Patsy Cline, it was composed by Willie Nelson. And that brings us to Level 3: Crazy — the last stage in our three-part country music quiz, compiled by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Michael McCall, John Rumble, and Paul Kingsbury — authors of The Encyclopedia of Country Music. You can still go back and take “Level 1: Walk the line” and “Level 2: Ring of fire”. Tonight is the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Are you ready? June Carter was married to what country music performer before Johnny Cash? (a) Joe Maphis (b) Carl Smith (c) Claude Casey (d) Carl Butler Who recorded “Friends in Low Places,” only to have Garth Brooks beat him to the punch by releasing it as a single first? (a) Joe Diffie (b) Clint Black (c) Mark Chesnutt (d) David Ball Which radio announcer is credited with having founded the Grand Ole Opry? (a) John Lair (b) Lowell Blanchard (c) David Stone (d) George D. H ...
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Tracy Lawrence Scores a Musical Touchdown - The Boot
Google News - over 5 years
Tracy Lawrence is a lifelong football fan. Now, with his recent legal woes behind him, the singer is focused on combining his passion for the pigskin and his love of music with 'Saturday in the South.' The gridiron-themed tune will serve as the musical
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Tracy Lawrence To Be Featured During Football Campaigns - All Access Music Group
Google News - over 5 years
Country artist TRACY LAWRENCE will be featured during FOX SPORTS SOUTH and SPORTSOUTH NETWORKS launch of college football programming. His song “SATURDAY in the South” will be the music centerpiece for the campaigns. Dir
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Tracy Lawrence's Disorderly Conduct Charge Dismissed -
Google News - over 5 years
Tracy Lawrence will not be charged with a minor misdemeanor after an accusation of disorderly conduct was dropped on Monday (Aug. 29) in municipal court in Tiffin, Ohio. As previously reported, the charges were filed after a dispute between the singer
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Charges Dropped Against Tracy Lawrence - All Access Music Group
Google News - over 5 years
Charges were dropped against Country artist TRACY LAWRENCE after a fight with concert promoter ELMER COLE Jr. (NET NEWS 8/9). Both LAWRENCE and COLE were charged with misdemeanors, after LAWRENCE's bus got stuck in the mud
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Tracy Lawrence Disorderly Conduct Trial Set for September 1 - The Boot
Google News - over 5 years
As a result of the mud-slinging altercation after his August 6 performance at the Smokin' Country Concert, singer Tracy Lawrence is scheduled to appear in Municipal Court in Tiffin, Ohio, on September 1, according to the Advertiser-Tribune
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Randy Houser Defends Tracy Lawrence in Wake of Concert Brawl - The Boot
Google News - over 5 years
Randy Houser knows the real story of what went down last weekend just before Tracy Lawrence was charged with disorderly conduct, and he wants to set the record straight. "I believe Tracy is getting a bad rap in the press on this one, I really do,"
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Tracy Lawrence Charged With Disorderly Conduct After Fight - The Boot
Google News - over 5 years
'Sticks and Stones' may not break Tracy Lawrence's bones, but a fight after a show might. The country singer and a concert promoter were both charged with disorderly conduct following a disagreement that turned physical Saturday (August 6) at a show in ... - -
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New festival attracting big names - Toledo Blade
Google News - over 5 years
Fourteen different acts will play on the 60-foot-by-40-foot stage over the three-day weekend, including Justin Moore, Crystal Bowersox, Randy Houser, Darryl Worley, Tracy Lawrence, Jason Michael Carroll, and Brantley Gilbert
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Fair's free concerts offer country and classic rock - Idaho Press-Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The top-flight music continues tonight with country sensation Tracy Lawrence. Lawrence stepped onto the stage and into the spotlight in 1991. Over the course of his decade-long career he's scored 17 No. 1 country singles including his signature song,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tracy Lawrence
  • 2013
    Age 45
    It is the first single from his album Headlights, Taillights and Radios, released on August 20, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The album's second single, "Footprints on the Moon", was released on June 17, 2013. The album's third single, "Lie", was released on March 3, 2014. Studio albums
  • 2012
    Age 44
    Lawrence released the single "Stop, Drop & Roll" to country radio in October 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 43
    It is the title track to his eleventh studio album, released on June 7, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The album's second single, "Pills," was released in 2012.
    Lawrence released the single "The Singer" in 2011.
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  • 2009
    Age 41
    Lawrence released the single "Up to Him" in early 2009.
    More Details Hide Details This is the first single for a studio album entitled The Rock, which was released in June 2009. The album is composed entirely of Christian music and has been nominated for a Grammy in the best southern, country or bluegrass gospel album category.
  • 2007
    Age 39
    The re-recorded version received Musical Event of the Year honors at the 2007 CMA Awards, Lawrence's first award from that association.
    More Details Hide Details Following this song was "Til I Was a Daddy Too" at No. 32, and "You Can't Hide Redneck", the third single. Shortly before the latter, Lawrence also issued a Christmas album entitled All Wrapped Up in Christmas, the title track of which peaked at No. 57 based on Christmas season airplay. Chad Brock and Zona Jones also signed to the Rocky Comfort label, although Brock never released anything for it.
    This song did not enter Top 40 on the country charts until January 2007, when the album was released, and in June of the same year, it became his first Number One in eleven years.
    More Details Hide Details The song reached the top of the country charts in its forty-first week, setting a new record for the slowest-climbing Number One country single, and the second-slowest on any Billboard singles chart. It was also the first time that any artist had reached Number One with the first release from a self-owned label. The song's chart performance was aided by an alternate recording on the album which featured guest vocals from Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, although only Lawrence was credited on the charts.
  • 2006
    Age 38
    His first single for the label was "Find Out Who Your Friends Are", which was released in August 2006 from his album For the Love.
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    In 2006, Lawrence started his own record label, Rocky Comfort Records.
    More Details Hide Details A partnership with his manager and brother, Laney, Rocky Comfort operates as a joint venture with CO5 Nashville.
  • 2005
    Age 37
    Lawrence transferred to Mercury Nashville in 2005, where he released the compilation Then & Now: The Hits Collection.
    More Details Hide Details His only release for the label, this album included fifteen of his previous hits, all of which (except "Paint Me a Birmingham") had to be newly recorded as the label did not own the rights to his Warner Bros. and Atlantic releases. Two new tracks were included as well: "Used to the Pain", previously a single in 1998 for its co-writer, Mark Nesler, and "If I Don't Make It Back". These two new songs were both issued as singles, but after the release of the latter, Lawrence exited Mercury's roster.
  • 2004
    Age 36
    This song, which had also been a number 53-peaking single for Ken Mellons earlier that year, went on to peak at number 4 for Lawrence in early 2004.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first release from Strong, his only album for DreamWorks Records. Following this song were "It's All How You Look at It" and "Sawdust on Her Halo", at number 36 and number 48 respectively.
  • 2003
    Age 35
    Lawrence did not chart again until late 2003 with the release of "Paint Me a Birmingham".
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  • 2000
    Age 32
    By the end of 2000, Atlantic closed its Nashville division, and several acts on its roster, including Lawrence, were transferred to Warner Bros.
    More Details Hide Details Records. His only release for that label, Tracy Lawrence, produced only two low-charting singles in "Life Don't Have to Be So Hard" and "What a Memory" before he exited the label.
    This was the title track to his sixth album, 2000's Lessons Learned. "Lessons Learned" was Lawrence's only Top 40 hit on the pop charts, peaking at number 40 there.
    More Details Hide Details Despite this single's success, however, the other singles from the album ("Lonely" and "Unforgiven") did not peak as highly, reaching number 18 and number 35 respectively.
  • 1999
    Age 31
    In late 1999-early 2000, Lawrence returned to the charts with "Lessons Learned".
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  • 1997
    Age 29
    Lawrence's fifth studio album, The Coast Is Clear, was issued in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details This album produced consecutive Top Five hits in the No. 2 "Better Man, Better Off" and No. 4 "How a Cowgirl Says Goodbye". The title track, however, became the first single of his career to miss Top Ten, peaking at No. 26, and the final single, "While You Sleep", fell short of Top 40. Nonetheless, The Coast Is Clear was certified gold.
  • 1996
    Age 28
    Time Marches On, his fourth album, was released in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Its lead-off single was "If You Loved Me", which reached a peak of number 4 in early 1996. Following this song was Lawrence's longest-lasting number-one hit, "Time Marches On", also written by Braddock. After this song came "Stars over Texas" and "Is That a Tear", both peaking at number 2. Time Marches On was certified double platinum by the RIAA.
  • 1995
    Age 27
    Later in 1995, he released a live acoustic album, Tracy Lawrence Live and Unplugged.
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    The Bobby Braddock-penned "Texas Tornado" became his sixth number-one hit in mid-1995, followed by another number 2 in "If the World Had a Front Porch".
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  • 1993
    Age 25
    This song became a Top Ten hit for him as well, and in 1993, he was awarded as Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music.
    More Details Hide Details Lawrence's third album, the platinum-certified I See It Now, produced two consecutive number 2 hits in its title track and "As Any Fool Can See", the former of which was a number 84 on the Hot 100.
  • 1992
    Age 24
    In 1992, he was also named by Billboard as Top New Male Vocalist.
    More Details Hide Details His second album, Alibis, also produced four singles. The first of these, which was the title track, was his second number-one, as well as his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 72. After this song came "Can't Break It to My Heart", "My Second Home" and "If the Good Die Young", all of which went to number-one. The album was certified 2× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. In 1994, he contributed the song "Renegades, Rebels, and Rogues" to the soundtrack of the film Maverick.
  • 1991
    Age 23
    With Edwards' assistance, Lawrence signed with Atlantic Records and began recording his first album Sticks and Stones. On May 31, 1991, before the album's release, Lawrence walked a high school friend to the door of her hotel room, and was confronted by three armed men.
    More Details Hide Details The men robbed them and attempted to force Lawrence and his friend into her motel room. Lawrence resisted and was shot four times, allowing his friend to escape. Two of the wounds were major and necessitated surgery. One of the bullets remains embedded in Lawrence's hip. Sticks and Stones, upon its late-1991 release, accounted for four singles on the Billboard country charts. First was the album's title track, which spent a week at Number One in January 1992. Following it were, in order: "Today's Lonely Fool", "Runnin' Behind" and "Somebody Paints the Wall." Sticks and Stones was also certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of one million copies.
    Tracy Lee Lawrence was born in Atlanta, Texas,and had Heather Edwards manage for him,and lived most of his early life in Foreman, Arkansas. He wrote his first song when he was four years old.He did Fan Fare in 1991.His mother had to write down the lyrics for him.
    More Details Hide Details He played in his first band at the age of sixteen and later attended Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas, where he was a member of the Epsilon Kappa chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity. In 1990 Lawrence left Arkansas for Nashville, Tennessee where he planned to find success as a recording artist. Lawrence worked as an ironworker and in phone sales while he tried to break into the music business. He began participating in talent shows and earned enough money to live on. He began working with Wanda Collier, a music publisher, doing some shows and co-writing some songs, while learning his way around the music scene in Nashville. He had a gig at the Bluebird Cafe and met Wayne Edwards who became his manager. Lawrence got his big break with the album "Sticks and Stones." Since then he has sold more than 5 million albums and has also had 11 chart-topping hits.
    Lawrence signed to Atlantic Records in 1991, Lawrence debuted that year with the album Sticks and Stones, which produced his first chart single and first Number One hit in its title track.
    More Details Hide Details Five more studio albums, as well as a live album and a compilation album, followed throughout the 1990s and into 2000 on Atlantic before the label's country division was closed in 2001. Afterward, he recorded for Warner Bros. Records, DreamWorks Records, Mercury Records Nashville and his own label, Rocky Comfort Records. Lawrence has released nine studio albums, three compilations, a live album, and a Christmas album. His studio albums have accounted for more than forty singles on the Billboard country music charts. Of these, eight have reached number one: "Sticks and Stones" (1991), "Alibis", "Can't Break It to My Heart", "My Second Home" (all 1993), "If the Good Die Young" (1994), "Texas Tornado" (1995), "Time Marches On" (1996) and "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" (2007).
  • 1968
    Age 0
    Born on January 27, 1968.
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