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Tracy Lawrence seizes reins of his career

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Tracy Lawrence is once again the king of his own destiny.

Over the past couple of years, the neo-traditional crooner has bounced around from one broken promise to another as he tried to find a record label home. He has been on six since launching his career with Atlantic Records in 1991.

On his website, Lawrence blamed the economy for the two most recent disappointments, with upstart indies Bama Jam and Stroudavarious.

"It's been a while since I've had new music, but I assure you we are trying to finish things up as quickly as possible," he told his fans on his site.

Lawrence, best known for honky-tonk songs like "Renegades, Rebels, and Rogues, "If the Good Die Young," "Texas Tornado," "Sticks and Stones" and his most recent hit, "Find Out Who Your Friends Are," is back in the record label business.

Earlier this year he formed Lawrence Music Group, which will handle his recording as well as his social media outreach.

Lawrence said he is re-recording songs he released for other labels over the years. There's no word when he will have anything out for sale.

This is his second turn at running his own label. In 2006, he and his brother ran the short-lived Rocky Comfort Records. Lawrence told the Star he closed the label because it wasn't making enough money to sustain operations.

Cathalena E. Burch


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