Tracy Lawrence Says New Album Will Be “Very Country”
Tracy Lawrence has a new album coming out on August 16th called Made in America, and though we don’t have many details on it at the moment, the 90’s country star who put together seven #1’s and twenty-one Top 10’s into the 2000’s says it’s going to be “very country,” and hopes it’s part of the recent return to country’s roots we’ve been seeing spreading throughout the genre so far in 2019, and that will hopefully stretch well into the future.
Though the media outside of country music is obsessed with Lil Nas X and the erasure of genre and country music specifically, in country music proper, a resurgence in more traditional-sounding country and artists of the past has been the big theme this year. Currently, three out of the top four records on the Billboard Country Albums charts are from legacy country acts, with Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, and George Strait coming in at #1, #3, and #4, respectively, while more traditional-sounding tracks are finding greater favor with radio.
When speaking to The Boot on the Red Carpet at the recent ACM Awards, Tracy Lawrence said of the new record, “This album is very country. [There’s a] little rock, little blues-rock stuff at the end of it, but there’s some amazing tracks on this album. I think it’s one of the best albums that I have made in a long time.”
Lawrence also said that he expects for country music to continue its more traditional turn in the coming years as listeners hearken back to the days when country actually sounded country. Just like Reba, Brooks & Dunn, and even to some extent George Strait, Tracy Lawrence got caught later in his career trying to chase trends to try and stay relevant, which still resulted in mixed commercial success at best and ultimately tarnished their legacy in the minds of some listeners. But now later in their careers, these older country artists can find the latitude to just be themselves and re-connect with their roots, often to the delight of their long-time fans.
Tracy Lawrence is said to have written eight of the 12 tracks on the upcoming Made in America. More details on the new record when they become available.
April 18, 2019 @ 10:57 am
I hope this is true. His early 90s albums were some of the best out there and he may have had the most pure vocal talent of any male country singer in the 90s.
Lil Dales warrin beeds and he smokes a lot of dope
April 18, 2019 @ 3:51 pm
Sounds good to me, but, Trigg, are you going to address the story my pastor told me about the time Tracy was shot during a robbery attempt in the Quality Inn parking lot in downtown Nashville, and the connection to the highest levels of Music Row? What do you know about this story here? That seems like something you should tell us all about. Unless you don’t wanna tell us about it.
April 19, 2019 @ 7:20 am
Sounds like True Detective Season 4.
April 19, 2019 @ 10:53 pm
Him and Trace Adkins love to tell stories.
April 18, 2019 @ 11:27 am
When has he put out an album that wasnt country, that’s what I want to know.
April 18, 2019 @ 1:36 pm
I was thinking the same thing. While some may have been a little more traditional than others, Tracy Lawrence nearly always made country albums. With his voice it is hard to do anything different. This makes me think this album will be extremely traditional.
April 18, 2019 @ 1:58 pm
How does one contact Tracy’s manager or have the manager contact me?
April 18, 2019 @ 2:46 pm
I grew up in foreman with Tracy I have always loved his traditional sound. I am excited.
April 18, 2019 @ 2:57 pm
The world needs more country music…& a new Tracy Lawrence album can’t be a bad thing.
New traditional country:
Kensie Coppin – “Break Up In A Bar” (Kensie Coppin knocks it out of the park…)
Jake Bush – “Don’t Drink My Whiskey” (will be a big ol hit in Texas)
Seth Ward – “Break Your Heart” (new guy)
Ben Danaher – “Apple & The Tree” (great ballad)
Jody Booth – “This Town” (new Ep will be relased 04/26)
Randy Rogers Band – “Drinking Money” (album release next week)
Aaron Watson – “Trying Like The Devil” (not his most traditional song)
Kylie Rae Harris – “Missouri” (even the computer-drummer can’t kill the great track)
Other new releases:
Kolby Cooper – Good Ones Never Last – EP – 04/26
Kathryn Legendre – Making It All Up – EP – 05/17 (“Sit Here & Cry” – great stuff)
Dalton Domino – Songs From The Exile 1 – Album – tba
Amber Lawrence – Spark – Album – 06/15
Lee Kernaghan – Backroad Nation – Album – 05/10
Kasey Chambers – The Captain Deluxe – Re-Release Album – 05/17
April 18, 2019 @ 3:22 pm
Good List, “Aint enough beer” by Kylie Frey is another good traditional song.
April 18, 2019 @ 4:23 pm
I wish Jody Booth was dropping a full album, but an EP will still be welcomed.
April 18, 2019 @ 8:53 pm
Apple and the Tree is a great song. Ben is an incredible songwriter and Still Feel Lucky was one of my favorite albums last year.
April 18, 2019 @ 3:45 pm
Tracy’s voice is country to the core, one of the best in my humble opinion. To say this new album will be country better buckle up and by some beer because it is going to be awesome. Cant wait till August for new album. Been a loyal fan since “Stick & Stones”.
April 18, 2019 @ 3:50 pm
two terrific performances of “time marches on”
April 18, 2019 @ 4:13 pm
I think Tracy is right. This crap out there now is just bubblegum – zero staying power.
Tawnya Wyvette Greenwood
April 18, 2019 @ 4:31 pm
I’m glad that Tracy Lawrence has stayed true to his roots and where he came from he is the best I’m a big fan of his music and I’m glad that Tracy is a honest good family man and also a Christian he made his mistakes when he was young God has forgiving him God forgives amen
April 18, 2019 @ 7:24 pm
Tracy Lawrence is my favorite 90’s country artist. That was not my opinion when I was a kid/teen in the 90’s. But Tracy’s albums have aged very well. Now in my mid-30’s, I can appreciate the genuine artistry that went into his music, at all levels, representing the very best of Music Row at the time.
I saw him at Coyote Joe’s a year or two ago, and he does a phenomenal job. I was a few yards away, and you can see the passion and sincerity in every song he sings.
April 19, 2019 @ 5:35 am
Holy smokes, Coyote Joes? Haven’t been there in years. Glad it’s still around!
April 18, 2019 @ 8:14 pm
heard one of his oldies but goodies at work today. 😁 we use one of the FBI/CIA spy devices known as the Amazon Alexa for music at work. okay haha ho ho. anyway, i put it on a Randy Travis inspired station pretty regularly. don’t have to skip tracks very often on that one. all that aside, i am glad that traditional country has been slowly but surely becoming more popular again. country radio is dying anyway. Nashville bigwigs killed it on accident. 👍 good article and cant wait to hear this record!
April 18, 2019 @ 8:37 pm
I seen him at lake winnepasoka Years Ago and I have loved him and his music since his 1st song.
April 19, 2019 @ 7:42 am
Tracy Sounds horrible singing live now
April 19, 2019 @ 8:49 am
I was waiting to see if anyone else thought that. Didn’t know if it was the venues I was at, but what I heard was a very nasally sound….just hard to enjoy.
North Woods Country
April 19, 2019 @ 3:35 pm
His last album was fantastic. It had a weird title and a few contemporary, Mo Pitney’s “Everywhere” sounding songs, they were still good songs. I might need to give a listen again before this comes out.
“Is That a Tear” is still his best song, though.
April 19, 2019 @ 6:24 pm
He needs to get back to working with James Stroud. His first few albums were some of the most crisp-sounding records that I’ve ever heard in country music. They sound great on cassette, even better than the CD copies I have.
July 4, 2019 @ 8:11 pm
I have been a fan of Tracy Lawrence since 1991. Sticks & Stones totally solidified him as an amazing country singer. Keep it up you good old country boy
February 18, 2021 @ 12:07 pm
I love that song made in america by tracy lawrence he’s a good singer and I love his music keep up the good work tracy lawrence he’s my all time favorite singer to