Tracy Lawrence Looks Ahead After Recovering From ‘Scary’ Surgery in December [EXCLUSIVE]

Tracy Lawrence is ready to write, and perform, new music, now more than ever. The 55-year-old reveals he had surgery over the holidays, which he is, fortunately, recovering from, and more ready than ever to return to his active touring schedule in 2023, along with creating new music to share with his fans.

“I came into this new year wanting to start again,” Lawrence tells Everything Nash. “I had surgery over the holidays, I had surgery on my neck, so I’ve been kind of out of it. I had surgery done in December, so I’ve been down for a while. It’s one of the procedures where they go through the front of your throat and your neck. They had to move the vocal cords out of the way. So I’m just now getting my singing voice back. It was a little bit scary, which is why I put it off for so long. So hopefully I’m gonna be able to start writing in the very near future.”

Lawrence’s last set of tunes was the massive, three-album, 30-track Hindsight 2020 collection, released in 2021 and 2022. But now, as he prepares for a busy year on the road, Lawrence is also ready to have more music to share with the world.

“The last couple of years, we’ve been riding off of my 30th anniversary,” Lawrence shares. “I dropped three albums in one year and we coasted on thast. But I’m due back in the studio very soon. I managed my time to get it all done. I’m doing a radio show every couple of weeks I’m in 170-something markets around the country that I have to tape radio shows for. Plus I’ve got five or six to tape this week.”

Lawrence also has a busy touring schedule, which includes six more shows with  Clay Walker, followed by joining his friend Gary Allan on the road for much of the year. He will also be at the annual Country Radio Seminar (CRS) in March, to receive the CRS Artist Humanitarian Award, honoring his numerous philanthropic efforts, including his annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert, which has raised more than $2 million to fight homelessness in Middle Tennessee.

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude for being honored by the Country Radio Broadcasters,” Lawrence said of the industry recognition. “The success of Mission:Possible, each year surpassing our previous donation records, is nothing short of a blessing. Giving back has always been a calling for me and to be acknowledged for that by such a long-standing and respected organization is truly an honor.”

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