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Country star Lawrence coming to Arena
by Steve Beavers
Oct 30, 2013 | 148 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tracy Lawrence has Corinth in his headlights.

The country music artist, one of the most recognizable voices in the industry, is performing at the Crossroads Arena on Saturday. The Mink Brothers Band along with Kirk Chism and the Lost Highway are also scheduled to be part of the 7 p.m. concert.

With such hits as "Paint Me A Birmingham," "Time Marches On," "Alibis," and "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" part of his resume, Lawrence does about 100 shows a year.

"I stay busy," he said via a telephone interview Tuesday. "I still love touring, it's a comfort zone for me … I can work weekends and still be home during the week."

The 45-year-old is slated to do a show in Baton Rouge, La. a night prior to the Corinth performance.

"The people of Corinth are going to get a good country show with no explosions because that's not my thing," said the Atlanta, Texas native. "We will have a good time, and if you like live country music, this will be a good show to come see."

Lawrence found his way into the business at a country music restaurant called "Live at Libby's" in the early 90s. He went on to sign with Atlantic Records in 1991.

Since the 90s, he has produced 22 songs which cracked the Billboard top ten charts and sold 13 million albums.

In August, Lawrence released his album Headlights, Taillights and Radios.

"I had a great time making the album," he said. "It allowed me to pay homage to the sound I grew up in."

The 11-song collection, Lawrence's first studio album in five years, features some of his most progressive music to date. The first single, "Stop Drop And Roll" was written by hit songwriters Casey Beathard, who penned Lawrence's CMA and ACM award winning hit "Find Out Who Your Friends Are," and Brandon Kinney.

The country music artist is also anxiously awaiting the release of the independent film, "L.A. Dirt" later this year. Lawrence plays the uncle of young dirt-track racer who faces the challenges of going up against a rich hot-shot racer who is as determined as he is to win on the track.

Lawrence is also doing a majority of the soundtrack for the film.

"It's a good little independent film," said Lawrence, who landed his first part in the production. "The film is another creative outlet for me and something I like doing on a smaller level."

Tickets to the show are $40, $30 and $20 plus fees.

For more information about tickets contact the Crossroads Arena at 662-287-7779.
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