|"Good ole days"! Ja, ja, die guten alten Zeiten. Genau die lässt "Altmeister" Tracy Lawrence mit seinem neuen Album wieder aufleben - und das gelingt ihm ausgezeichnet. Lawrence, durch und durch Country-Traditionalist, hat eine einige der größten Countrystars der Gegenwart eingeladen, mit ihm gemeinsam noch einmal seine größten Hits vergangener Tage neu einzuspielen. Herausgekommen ist ein Duett-Album feinster, traditioneller Countrymusic der Extraklasse, zeitlos schön und doch auf der Höhe der Zeit. Zusammen mit solchen Leuten wie zum Beispiel Tim McGraw ("Time marches on"), Jason Aldean ("Can't break it to my heart"), Chris Young ("If the good die young"), Luke Bryan ("Sticks and stones"), oder dem gerade außerordentlich erfolgreichen Luke Combs ("If the world had a front porch") erleben seine größten und erfolgreichen Songs noch einmal eine herrliche, richtig spannende Renaissance. Klasse Idee, super umgesetzt! Ein purer Country-Genuß!
Hier die Produktbeschreibung im Original-Wortlaut:
''Good Ole Days'' celebrates country legend Tracy Lawrence's indelible mark on country traditionalism with an album of 11 duets pairing a selection of his most iconic hits with some of country and rock's contemporary superstars and newcomers. ''There's such a hunger out there for the music from my era - I hear that from so many people, so I felt like this was a good time to kind of blend the old and the new,'' said Tracy. ''My first commitment was from my buddy Tim McGraw, who chose to sing 'Time Marches On,' on the new record.'' The collaborative collection also includes guest appearances by Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, Tim McGraw, Justin Moore, Kellie Pickler and Chris Young. 3 Doors Down leader Brad Arnold makes his Country music debut on the title track ''Good Ole Days,'' which is the second of the two original songs. Lawrence is humbled by the excitement that his peers brought to the studio with their eagerness to keep each track as pure as the day it was first recorded, with only minor exceptions and a few added new nuances. Tracy is excited to offer the first focus track ''Can't Break It to My Heart,'' the duet with country superstar Jason Aldean. Craig Morgan lends his vocals and heartfelt raw emotion on ''Finally Home,'' one of the two new tracks and an ode to U.S. military members celebrating their enduring service to our country. Tracy and Craig debuted the song together in a performance on the hallowed stage of The Grand Ole Opry® on August 15. A portion of the proceeds from ''Finally Home'' will be donated to Operation Finally Home, a national, non-profit organization providing mortgage-free, custom-built homes to wounded, ill and injured veterans or widows of the fallen, thanks to their unique network of experienced builders, suppliers, and supporters dedicated to honoring heroes with homes. Whether it is celebrating his iconic hits with fresh new tracks or writing material for his next studio record, Lawrence knows if he stopped today he'd already have cemented his place in the pantheon of country-music greats. ''To realize that I'm older now and being looked at by younger kids in the same light as I looked at guys like Strait and Haggard, it's very flattering,'' he notes. ''To know that I've made music that's had that kind of impact on people, well, it's pretty cool.''
Das komplette Tracklisting:
1. Time Marches On (with Tim McGraw) - 3:06
2. Sticks & Stones (with Luke Bryan) - 3:35
3. Alibis (with Justin Moore) - 3:02
4. Can't Break It to My Heart (with Jason Aldean) - 2:57
5. Good Ole Days (with Bard Arnold and Big & Rich) - 3:11
6. If the World Had a Front Porch (with Luke Combs) - 3:01
7. Texas Tornado (with Dustin Lynch) - 3:46
8. Stars over Texas (with Kellie Pickler) - 3:35
9. If the Good Die Young (with Chris Young) - 2:34
10. Paint Me a Birmingham (with Easton Corbin) - 3:37
11. Finally Home (with Craig Morgan) - 3:12