Strong

Strong

by Tracy Lawrence
     
 

Although the album is called Strong, Tracy Lawrence sure isn't afraid to show his soft side on his eighth studio album and his first for DreamWorks after spending his career at Atlantic. Lawrence has never been among the most adventurous country singers and of all the post-Garth Brooks new traditionalists, he often avoids honkySee more details below

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Although the album is called Strong, Tracy Lawrence sure isn't afraid to show his soft side on his eighth studio album and his first for DreamWorks after spending his career at Atlantic. Lawrence has never been among the most adventurous country singers and of all the post-Garth Brooks new traditionalists, he often avoids honky tonk grit, even though he has a nice twang in his voice that would work well on rowdier material. Nevertheless, Strong still ranks among his smoothest albums, a record dominated by ballads and where up-tempo songs are as polished as the slow ones. Not that this is a bad thing, since Lawrence does this kind of music well. There isn't as much musical variety as there is on a Kenny Chesney record, as it is divided between earnest heartache ballads, anthemic mid-tempo numbers, and the occasional mildly rock up-tempo tune. A few of these songs stand out -- the sentimental single "Paint Me a Birmingham," the honky tonk dance of "Sawdust on Her Halo," the gently insistent opener "It's All How You Look at It" -- but more than anything, this album is of a piece, a collection of professionally crafted, no-frills modern country with an adult contemporary bent. While it doesn't stand apart from the pack, either from Lawrence's other albums or those of his peers, it's a sturdy record, sure to satisfy anyone who's enjoyed his other albums.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2004
Label:
Dreamworks Nashville
UPC:
0600445050167
catalogNumber:
000103212
Rank:
54058

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tracy Lawrence   Primary Artist
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Gary Lunn   Bass
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan   Piano,Keyboards
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Bergen White   Conductor
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin

Technical Credits

Larry Boone   Composer
Lewis Anderson   Composer
Julian King   Engineer
Paul Nelson   Composer
James Stroud   Producer
George Teren   Composer
Bergen White   String Arrangements
Tony Lane   Composer
Debra Wingo   grooming
Jimbeau Hinson   Composer
Kim Tribble   Composer
Rivers Rutherford   Composer
Jason Sellers   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Jess Brown   Composer
Monty Criswell   Composer
Christiév Carothers   Photo Production
Dave Berg   Composer
Rick Huckaby   Composer
Georgia Middleman   Composer
Robin English   Composer
Jimmy Ritchey   Composer
Deena Shapiro   Liner Notes
Bobby Pinson   Composer
Buck Moore   Composer
Marti Dodson   Composer
Jon Michaels   Composer
Gary Duffy   Composer
Hank Williams   Mastering

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