Tracy Lawrence Celebrates Twenty Years

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42nd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam

Has it really been that long already.  It seem’s like it was only yesterday that I was hosting [lastfm link_type=""]Tracy Lawrence[/lastfm] at Miss Kitty’s Hilltop Lounge in Brooksville.  But the Texas born singer’s career did get started in 1991 with the song that started it all [lastfm link_type=""]Sticks and Stones[/lastfm].  That song by the way made it to the top of the charts and he followed that with seven more chart-toppers.

Tracy says if he had to do it all over again, ”I would tell myself to slow down a little bit.”  ”Be more cautious about where you invest your money and what you let people talk you into. And only get married once!

The singer realizes that even as one of country music’s more seasoned performers, a give-and-take approach is necessary in the creative process, especially with the industry’s catering to a younger audience.  Tracy goes on to say: ”At this point, you’ve got to pick your battles and bend like a tree.”  ”If I get to put nine of [my songs on an album] and the label asks me to do one, that’s a fair trade-off. That’s OK, because the industry as a whole is moving toward younger people, and seems to be fazing us out at an earlier age.”  Football regulars may recognize Tracy as the voice behind ‘Saturday in the South,’ which has been adopted by the CBS Sports Network as the theme for their SEC Football telecasts.

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