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Tracy Lawrence and Clay Walker Coming to the Owensboro Sportscenter

Bill Stephens

November 30th, 2021

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Owensboro, KY (November 30, 2021) –  Two country music icons…one night of hits!  Spectra, the provider of venue management to the Owensboro Sportscenter, is excited to announce Tracy Lawrence and Clay Walker will be coming in concert on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 7:30PM.

The two artists have combined for more than a dozen #1 hits on the Billboard country music charts while racking up more than 12 million album sales.

Tickets for Tracy Lawrence and Clay Walker start at $39 and will go on sale on Friday, December 3 at 10AM.  Tickets will be available online at OwensboroTickets.com, at the Owensboro Convention Center Box Office and by calling 270-297-9932.

 

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About Tracy Lawrence:
Like Walker, Tracy Lawrence has worn many hats in his three-plus decades in country music, working as a songwriter and producer in addition to his singing and performing. Lawrence has been performing since the age of 15 and signed his first record deal at just 23 years old. His debut album, 1991’s ‘Sticks and Stones,’ reached the top ten of the Country Albums chart while achieving platinum certification and launching a quartet of top ten singles: “Today’s Lonely Fool,” “Runnin’ Behind,” “Somebody Paints the Wall,” and the title track, which became Lawrence’s first #1 single. The strength of the record led Lawrence to be named the Top New Male Vocalist by both Billboard and the Academy of Country Music.

Lawrence’s sophomore effort, 1993’s ‘Alibis,’ was even more successful. It sold more than two million copies in the US alone and cracked the top five on the country albums chart, while reaching #25 on the Billboard Hot 200 albums ranking. The record spurred four more chart-topping singles, including the title track and “If the Good Die Young,” which has become one of Lawrence’s signature songs.

While much of Lawrence’s chart success came in the 1990s, he saw a career resurgence in the mid-2000s. 2003’s “Paint Me a Birmingham” marked his return to the Top 5 on the country singles chart and continues to enjoy strong radio airplay nearly two decades later. Then in 2007, Lawrence returned to the top of the chart with “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” which featured Lawrence’s longtime friends and collaborators, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney. In addition to its chart success, the song also earned Lawrence Vocal Event of the Year awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music in 2007.

In all, 13 of Lawrence’s albums have reached the top 20, including a pair of compilations of his hits. He’s also been a mainstay on the country singles charts, with a total of eight #1s and 22 top ten tracks.

About Clay Walker:
Clay Walker is a recording artist, songwriter, and entertainer with 31 charted singles, a dozen No. 1s, four platinum albums, and decades of performances to his credit. Titles spanning 15 years and still receiving strong airplay include “Live Until I Die,” “Dreaming With My Eyes Open,” “This Woman And This Man,” “Hypnotize The Moon,” “Rumor Has It,” “Then What,” “The Chain Of Love,” “I Can’t Sleep,” and “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.”

Walker’s still robust touring schedule continues to fuel interest in his releases, most recently the 76-song compilation Clay Walker – The Complete Albums 1993-2002. Among them is the chart-topper “If I Could Make A Living,” which recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of reaching its airplay peak, despite its singer showing no slippage in his celebrated matinee idol looks and megawatt smile. Meanwhile, Walker’s native Texas continues to be a centerpiece, whether it’s performing the National Anthem at the 2019 World Series in Houston, or giving back at February 2020’s Basin Strong concert benefiting victims and families of the recent shootings in Odessa.

As his career has progressed, Walker has embraced the changes within country music by working with many of the format’s top songwriters. Often overlooked in Walker’s career has been the balance he’s had between writing his own material – much of it solo, including many of his biggest hits – and recording undeniable songs from outside writers.  
About the Owensboro Sportscenter
The Owensboro Sportscenter, one of the city’s most historic buildings, opened in 1949.  It is a multi-purpose 5,000 seat arena that hosts graduations, concerts, sporting events, trade shows, meetings, and receptions. The Owensboro Sportscenter is home to the Owensboro Thoroughbreds of the TBL (The Basketball League), Division II Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers Men’s and Women’s Basketball of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, and the Owensboro Catholic High School Aces Basketball.  Learn more at OwensboroSportscenter.com.

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