TRACY LAWRENCE HONORED WITH FIRST-TIME GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR FIRST-EVER INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING—THE ROCK
“The album’s messages will appeal strongly to the faithful, but the welcoming tone also makes this interesting to non-Christians. Best of all, Lawrence is still producing music that sounds as good as anything he released in the ’90s.” –Amazon.com
“This record is so strong that is can be listened to over and over or simply at times when things are rough.” —About.com
“Lawrence’s warm baritone and effortless, emotional delivery make each track sound genuine and heartfelt.” —Country Standard Time
The moving 10-song musical composition, featuring cuts entitled “The Book You Never Read,” “Dear Lord,” “Say A Prayer,” “Jesus Come Talk To Your Children” and his radio single “Up To Him,” . “The Rock” is an honest, emotional and realistic collection of embracing musical stories that carry the listener on a spiritual journey through the ups and downs of a meaningful life. Motivating listeners of all ages, in all stages of life, the project features songs crafted by Dave Berg, Craig Morgan, Brett James, Sam Tate and Annie Tate, to name a few. Released in June 2009, the CD debuted in the Top 20 country albums and Top 5 Christian albums (6/14/09 Nielsen U.S. SoundScan Chart).
“My mom and dad had been coaxing me for years to record an inspirational country CD,” Tracy Lawrence introduced. “I promised them I would, but kept pushing it off because it just didn’t ‘feel’ like the right time. I had to grow, personally and artistically to get here. THE ROCK has been full of personal surprises for me. I’ve received an overwhelming response from fans old and new. I’m so happy this album seems to have touched so many, and now, with the Grammy nomination, this is affirmation that the timing was right for me.”
Tracy is an 18-year industry veteran with 17 No. 1 singles (including “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Alibis” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”) and more than 30 charted singles to his name. He’s recorded 10 studio albums, five specialty records and with more than eight million albums sold, he enjoys multi platinum status. This is Tracy’s first Grammy nomination.
For more information on Tracy Lawrence, please visit: www.tracylawrence.com.