The Rock (Tracy Lawrence album)

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The Rock
Studio album by Tracy Lawrence
Released June 9, 2009
Genre Country/Christian
Length 34:16
Label Rocky Comfort/CO5
Producer Julian King, Tracy Lawrence
Tracy Lawrence chronology
All Wrapped Up in Christmas
(2007)
The Rock
(2009)
The Singer
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Country Weekly 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Rock is the tenth studio album by American country music artist Tracy Lawrence. His first album of Christian music, it was released on June 9, 2009 on his own Rocky Comfort label. Lead-off single "Up to Him" debuted at number 57 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and reached 47 shortly after the album's release.

Country Weekly gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5, saying that it "emphasizes at all turns the shared imperfections that we all strive to overcome in order to be good people".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dear Lord" (Flip Anderson, Tracy Lawrence) – 3:18
  2. "Every Prayer" (Michael Dulaney, Greg Johnson) – 3:02
  3. "I'm Done" (Steve Seskin, Allen Shamblin) – 3:29
  4. "The Book You Never Read" (Michael T. Post, Fred Wilhelm) – 3:57
  5. "The Rock" (Jeff Batson, Aaron Scherz, Thom Shepherd) – 4:03
  6. "Somebody Who Would Die for You" (Mark Narmore, Adam Wheeler) – 3:47
  7. "Jesus Come Talk to Your Children" (Rick Huckaby, Paul Nelson) – 2:45
  8. "I Know Where Heaven Is" (Dave Berg, Annie Tate, Sam Tate) – 3:37
  9. "Up to Him" (Tim Johnson, David Kent) – 2:56
  10. "Say a Prayer" (Jimmy Melton, Craig Morgan, Phil O'Donnell) – 3:22

Chart performance[edit]

Album

The album debuted at number 20 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, becoming Lawrence's lowest-peaking studio album. It also became his second album to not chart in the Top 100 of the Billboard 200 charts. While the album did not fare as well commercially as his other releases, it did garner Lawrence his first Grammy nomination, which was in the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album category.

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 20
U.S. Billboard 200 104
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 19
U.S. Billboard Top Christian Albums 4
Singles
Year Single Peak positions
US Country
2009 "Up to Him" 47
"Somebody Who Would Die for You"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Rock review". Country Weekly: 50. 16 June 2009. ISSN 1074-3235.