Country Legend Tracy Lawrence Drops Another Track From Forthcoming EP ‘Out Here In It’ – “Pretty Dang Good” Out Now





Accompanying music video premiered this morning on
Six-track EP, Out Here In It, due June 7
Performing to sold-out crowd at first-ever headlining Ryman Auditorium show tomorrow, May 4
Lawrence to be inducted into Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Saturday, August 10



NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh off the sandy shores with his recent release of “Gulf of Mexico,” Country music icon and philanthropist Tracy Lawrence is back with the foot-stomping track “Pretty Dang Good.” The song is the third taste of his six-track forthcoming EP, Out Here In It, due June 7. Whiskey Riff exclusively premiered the electrifying accompanying music video 
“I’ve never done anything like it,” Lawrence tells Whiskey Riff. “I love the opening line, ‘Some days you’re chicken, some days you’re feathers.’ It’s just so different from anything I ever considered myself doing but I love the groove of it and it’s fun to sing…I haven’t done a lot of songs like this throughout my career. I’ve always been more of a serious artist, heartbreak songs, crying in your beer kind of stuff. So this will be something a little bit different. I love singing it live, it’s a really fun song to sing.”
Written by Wyatt McCubbin, Bobby Pinson and Carson Chamberlain, “Pretty Dang Good” represents a flash of sound that instantly stamps this as a new chapter from the “Country music luminary” (American Songwriter). Serving as the opening track on Out Here In it, the tune features a groove-heavy sway that spreads through the bounce of the melody, matched by an undeniable slide of fiddle. It highlights all that life inevitably brings, while encouraging that any day above ground is a good one.
Cut from some of Nashville’s hottest songwriters including Rodney Clawson, Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett, Wyatt McCubbin, Lee Thomas Miller, Ernest Keith Smith and more, “the pure Country hitmaker” (Taste of Country) is set to unveil his summer EP, Out Here In It, on Friday, June 7. The project’s already released title-track, “Out Here In It,” takes listeners on a retrospective journey through the “strings-and-steel embellished production” that “perfectly underscores his meditation” (MusicRow), while the recent release “Gulf of Mexico” offers a neon lit, slow dance spin to the center of the EP.
Out Here In It Track Listing:
1. “Pretty Dang Good” (Wyatt McCubbin, Bobby Pinson, Carson Chamberlain)
2. “I Could Use One” (Brent Rupard, Brad Hutsell, Kyle James, Anthony Olympia)
3. “A Cowboy Would” (Jacob Durrett, Ernest Keith Smith, Devin Dawson, Rodney Clawson)
4. “Gulf of Mexico” (Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bubba Strait)
5. “Out Here In It” (Trey Lewis, Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Utley)
6. “Honky Tonk Up” (Monty Criswell, Derek George, Thomas Archer)
Lawrence continues to share his new music and greatest hits on the road on Riley Green’s 33-stop Ain’t My Last Rodeo Tour throughout the spring. Come tomorrow, May 4, Lawrence will headline the historic Ryman Auditorium for the very first time to a sold out crowd. Just two days later on May 6, Lawrence will host his fourth annual Mission:Possible Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament dedicated to raising money for the homeless population in Middle Tennessee and beyond. Next month, Lawrence gears up for the sold-out “Tracy Lawrence and Friends” coming to Ascend Amphitheater for CMA Fest on Saturday, June 8. Excitement runs high for the show, completely selling out within the first few hours of onsale, as Lawrence will be joined by tourmate Green, Chris Young, Maddie & Tae, Priscilla Block, RaeLynn and Charles Esten. At the end of the summer, Lawrence will head to Texas to be inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, adding to his growing list of accolades including the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame. The Country icon will perform at the ceremony, which is being held in Carthage, Texas on Saturday, August 10.
Photo credit: Jon Paul Bruno
With 13M albums sold and 18 No.1 singles, Tracy Lawrence has solidified his status as a cornerstone of Country music for more than thirty years. Even as he continues to release music and tour, the CMA and ACM award winner’s ambitions have also extended to numerous media and charity projects. In recent years, Lawrence has hosted the radio show  “Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence,” which currently airs in more than 170 markets. His interest in working with younger artists and being able to explore different topics led to the “TL’s Road House” podcast, which has featured guests such as HARDY, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson and more.
Over three decades into his decorated career, Lawrence’s legacy continues to evolve. Currently on Riley Green’s Ain’t My Last Rodeo Tour throughout May on top of his first-ever headlining show at the Ryman, he is poised for a monumental year ahead. After revisiting his catalog with the Hindsight 2020 Vol 1, 2 and 3 and Live at Billy Bob’s Texas albums, Lawrence is gearing up to release his Out Here In It EP, set to arrive on June 7.  Meanwhile, Lawrence continues to uphold his commitment to helping those in need across Middle Tennessee and beyond with his Mission:Possible non-profit committed to serving the homeless. From its humble beginnings cooking Thanksgiving dinners for the Nashville Rescue Mission to frying over 84K turkeys to date, the organization has raised more than $1M for those in need. In recognition of his philanthropic efforts, Lawrence was honored with the 2023 CRS Humanitarian Award.
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