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Tracy Lawrence Biography

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Born: 1968/01/27
Birth Place: Atlanta, Texas, U.S.
Years Active: 1991-present
Genres: Country

Tracy Lawrence (born January 27, 1968 in Atlanta, Texas) is an American country music artist. Lawrence made his debut in late 1991 on Atlantic Records with the single "Sticks and Stones," which topped the Billboard charts in January 1992.

Following this song came several more Top Ten country his, including four straight Number Ones from “Alibis,” and one each from “I See It Now” and “Time Marches On.” The title track of the latter album is also his longest-lasting Number One, at three weeks.

His chart success waned in 1997 when "The Coast Is Clear" stopped at #26 on the country charts, and he did not return to the Top 40 again until late 1999-early 2000 with "Lessons Learned," the title track to his final Atlantic album.

A largely unsuccessful self-titled album was released in 2001 via Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Atlantic closed its country division, followed by 2004's “Strong” on the DreamWorks Records label, which produced the #4 "Paint Me a Birmingham."

After a greatest-hits package on Mercury Records, Lawrence founded his own label, Rocky Comfort Records. The label's first release, "Find Out Who Your Friends Are," off the 2007 album “For the Love,” became his eighth U.S. Number One, as well as the slowest-climbing country Number One in the history of the Billboard charts.

He released his first album of Christian music “The Rock” on Rocky Comfort in 2009. The album debuted at #20 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, becoming Lawrence's lowest-peaking studio album. It also became his second album to not chart in the Top 100 of the Billboard 200 charts. While the album did not fare as well commercially as his other releases, it did garner Lawrence his first Grammy nomination, which was in the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album category.