Tracy Lawrence dominated the country charts in the 1990s, but now he’s got plans to sing with a few artists at the top of their game. Lawrence recently revealed that he’s releasing a new album featuring duets with Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and several others.
Lawrence and these modern day superstars are singing nine of his past hits (and one new tune). “I let all my friends pick their favorite Tracy Lawrence song,” he told The Boot.
In addition to McGraw and Aldean, his friends include Justin Moore, Dustin Lynch, Easton Corbin, Chris Young and Kellie Pickler. He won’t say who sings what just yet, but he does say the album includes the big ones from his career.
“I think some of the music from our era, from ’89 to ’96, was some of the best country music ever,” Lawrence says. He mentions his contemporaries like Clint Black, Joe Diffie, Ronnie Dunn and Mark Chesnutt. “I still think that music holds up really well, even 20 and 30 years later.”
The 49-year-old released more than a dozen albums throughout his career so far. More than 40 of his tunes hit the Billboard charts from those records, and eight of them went to No. 1. Most of his success came in the early to mid-1990s with tunes such as “Alibis” and “Time Marches On.”
In 2006, he had his first No. 1 single in a decade with “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.”
Well, Lawrence certainly found out who his friends are, if this upcoming album is any indication. For some reason, he just didn’t transition into the 2010s particularly well. Lawrence released singles as recently as 2014.
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Meanwhile, folks like Tim McGraw are at the top of their game. Interestingly enough, McGraw actually sang on an alternative version of Lawrence’s 2006 hit.
That being said, Lawrence still routinely hits the road, playing to adoring fans everywhere. Check out his tour schedule for his next stops.