Tracy Lawrence (born January 27, 1968 in Atlanta, Texas) is an American country music artist. He started performing in public when he was 15 and was a regular presence on the local honky tonk circuit by the age of 17. By 2006, Lawrence had released nine studio albums, three compilations, a live album, and a Christmas album. His studio albums have accounted for more than thirty singles on the Billboard country music charts. Of these, eight have reached Number One. Released in June 2009, his studio album "The Rock" is composed entirely of Christian music and was nominated for a Grammy in the best southern, country or bluegrass gospel album category.