Headlights, Taillights and Radios

Headlights, Taillights and Radios

by Tracy Lawrence


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Headlights, Taillights and Radios

Almost a decade removed from his last Country Top 10 hit -- that would be "Paint Me a Birmingham," which reached number four in 2004; that itself was a bit of a last gasp, as it had been five years since he was a fixture in the Top 10 -- Tracy Lawrence finds himself independently releasing his 2013 comeback Headlights, Taillights and Radios. He's been on an independent road since 2004's Strong, trying his hand at both inspirational music (2009's The Rock) and relatively purer country (2011's The Singer), but Headlights is firmly within the crossover country tradition, sounding like the music he made in the years after he became a star. Lawrence dips into a bit of Texas two-step on "Cecil's Palace" -- just enough to prove that he still remembers where he comes from -- but this is a thoroughly contemporary country record, so modern he winds up occasionally indulging in the dreaded Auto-Tune. Amiable, excessively polished pop sits alongside pumping arena-country and more than his fair share of tear-jerk balladeering. At this point, these three styles are more Lawrence's tradition than the big-hat, new traditionalist country, and while his chances at a genuine hit single are slim -- more than ever, Nashville's system doesn't smile upon independent entrepreneurs -- he sounds comfortable, assured, and quite charming on this enjoyable record.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/2013
Label: Lawrence Music Group
UPC: 0793573946102
catalogNumber: 6

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tracy Lawrence   Primary Artist
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Tony Harrell   Keyboards
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Joe Caverlee   Fiddle,Mandolin
Rick Huckaby   Background Vocals
Nir "Z" Zidkyahu   Drums

Technical Credits

Tracy Lawrence   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Butch Carr   Engineer
Alex Torrez   Composer,Executive Producer
Rhett Akins   Composer
Flip Anderson   Composer,Producer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Michael Dulaney   Composer
Michael White   Composer
Joe Caverlee   Composer
Rick Huckaby   Composer
Tim James   Composer
Kurt Allison   Composer
Jason Massey   Composer
Brandon Kinney   Composer
Elliot Parry   Engineer
Ben Hayslip   Composer
Dallas Davidson   Composer
Kendall Marvel   Composer
Dan Couch   Composer
David Fanning   Composer
Kip Moore   Composer
Westin Davis   Composer
Aaron Sherz   Composer
Brad Ramsey   Composer
Ruben Estevez   Composer
James Dutile   Creative Design,Public Relations

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