Concert wise, nothing makes me happier than seeing a truly great country music artist receiving the live crowd that they absolutely deserve. Such was the case when Tracy Lawrence hit the stage at Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH last week. Tickets had sold out months in advance and the award winning country music venue was packed wall to wall for the 90’s country great.
Tracy kicked off his Dusty Armadillo set with a number of crowd favorites in “If The Good Die Young,” “As Any Fool Can See” and “Better Man, Better Off.” Being at the front of the room for the beginning of Tracy’s show, I was able to get a glimpse at the faces that were singing along. The proof that true country music transcends time lies within crowds just like this. Whether it be the 50+ year old cowboys slow dancing to “Stars Over Texas” with their loved one or the 21 years old college students singing along to “Sticks And Stones” which released to radio before they had even been born, Lawrence has something for everyone.
A real treat came when Tracy Lawrence performed “Troubadour,” a hit from one of his heroes and friends in the country music world, George Strait.
Tracy wrapped up his set with the classic, “Time Marches On,” “Paint Me A Birmingham” and closed with fan favorite sing-a-long “Find Out Who You Friends Are.” It was clear to me that Tracy could’ve stay on stage through closing time and not a sole would have left the venue. With a new album coming later this year, it’s safe to say that Tracy will be out on the road even more than ever, so make sure that YOU catch him when he comes to your town!
Tracy Lawrence is set to release a new album in the fall of 2017 featuring duets with the likes of Tim McGraw, Big And Rich and others. Stay tuned to BORN Country for announcements and visit our Tracy Lawrence artist page for tour dates, social media links and more!