Tracy Lawrence
Tracy Lawrence

Tracy Lawrence

About Tracy Lawrence

From the moment Tracy Lawrence’s debut LP, , dropped in 1991, the country singer/songwriter delivered hits light on pop flash and heavy on honky-tonk that showcased his meaty baritone. The cowboy-hat-clad everyman was born in Texas in 1968 and grew up in Arkansas, idolizing cattlemen. “Renegades, Rebels and Rogues'' from the 1994 Maverick soundtrack is a love letter to these restless spirits, but Lawrence didn’t run from heartache on 1997’s “How a Cowgirl Says Goodbye.” On the wistful track, he faces the pain of being ghosted by his paramour: “She left me on this lost highway/Wonderin' why and where she's gone.” Like Alan Jackson, Lawrence puts out just enough up-tempo music to let listeners know he can rock a party (1993’s “My Second Home”), but he just naturally gravitates to the fishing hole more than the kegger. In subsequent years, the open-book artist faced up to marital problems and released a Christian country album, 2009’s . He’s outlasted younger guys in Stetsons, but on his 2019 LP, , he sounds concerned about his future. On the ominous “When the Cowboys Gone,” which pays tribute to Lawrence’s horse-riding heroes of yore, like John Wayne, who never took any guff from anyone, Lawrence wonders, “Who's gonna ride in and save the day?” when everything goes awry.

  • HOMETOWN
    Atlanta, TX
  • BORN
    January 27, 1968

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