Tracy Lawrence finds out he's number one
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
– Tracy Lawrence notched his 17th number 1 song, "Find Out Who Your Friends Are." And he set a record in the process because Lawrence became the first country artist who owns his own record label, RCR (Rocky Comfort), to reach top with the debut single release on that label. Lawrence took over the top spot from Emerson Drive's "Moments."
The song Lawrence's first number 1 since 1997 when he topped the R&R chart with "Is That A Tear." His last Billboard number 1 was with "Time Marches On" in 1996.
"I am so grateful to country radio for supporting us as an independent and helping us reach the public with my music," says Lawrence. "It's been a dream of mine for a long, long time to own my own record label, but to have a number one hit with my first single release is an even bigger dream come true for me. This is an accomplishment that I don't take lightly. My brother and business partner, Laney, and I cherry-picked a team that had the vision, the enthusiasm, the guts and the persistence to make this happen. From promotion to public relations, from sales and marketing to distribution, I truly have an all-star team. "
The single was released to radio Aug. 21, 2006 on the RCR/CO5 Nashville imprint.
The full CD, "For the Love," was released Jan. 30. It marked Lawrence's first studio collection in nearly three years. The title cut is a duet with Brad Arnold, lead singer of the multi-platinum group Three Doors Down.
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