08 Dec. 2018
Tracy Lawrence (born 27 January1968) is an American country singer-songwriter. Signed to Atlantic Records in 1991, Lawrence made his debut on the country music charts that year with the single "Sticks and Stones", which reached the top of the Billboard country charts in early 1992. His debut album, also titled Sticks and Stones, was also a Number One album on the Top Country Albums charts, and was certified platinum.
Throughout the 1990s, Lawrence continued to chart several Top Ten hits from his subsequent albums; in addition, two of his studio albums (1993's Alibis and 1996's Time Marches On) earned 2× Multi-Platinum certification, while 1994's I See It Now was certified platinum. Despite a decline in chart success in the latter half of the 1990s, Lawrence briefly rebounded in 2000 with the Top 5 title track from his album Lessons Learned.
Following the closure of Atlantic Records' country division, Lawrence moved among several labels, releasing one album each for Warner Bros. Records (2001's Tracy Lawrence), DreamWorks Nashville (2003's Strong) and Mercury Nashville (2005's Then & Now: The Hits Collection). Although all of these albums produced several chart hits for the singer, only one ? 2004's "Paint Me a Birmingham" ? reached Top 10. Finally, in late 2006, Lawrence founded his own label, Rocky Comfort Records. His first single for the label, "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" (from his 2007 album For the Love) reached the top of the country charts in 2007, becoming his first Number One hit in eleven years.
Overall, Lawrence has charted more than thirty singles on the country music charts, including eight Number Ones and fourteen additional Top Ten hits. He has also released a total of ten studio albums and four compilations to date.