With over 5 million albums sold and 18 chart topping hits, Tracy Lawrence is a favorite amongst traditional country music lovers. Lawrence's latest album, Good Ole Days, is a creative take on a greatest hits album. The eleven-track album showcases a plethora of star-studded country collaborations singing all of Lawrence's mega hit songs with him.
Good Ole Days features re-recordings of Lawrence's past hits, including “Time Marches On." However, the re-recording has a twist. Lawrence turned it into a duet with fellow country superstar, Tim McGraw. Lawrence and McGraw's friendship originates back in the early 90s, before either of them even had hits at country radio. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lawrence recalls, “He and I have been friends for such a long time. Our lives have all moved in different directions, and Tim and I make it a point to call each other periodically, and meet each other for lunch. We work very hard at trying to maintain that friendship."
The album's title track, “Good Ole Days," features Brad Arnold from the rock group, 3 Doors Down, and country party duo, Big & Rich. The song is a fresh take on country that features some funky guitar and fiddle, while still fitting in amongst the collection of Lawrence's hits. The music video for the song was filmed at Tootsies World Famous Orchid Lounge in Nashville and features all four artists.
The collaborations don't end there. Good Ole Days also features duets with artists like Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean, and Kellie Pickler. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lawrence explains, “We felt like there was such a great list of young artists out there that I had influenced, and we started reaching out to a few people, and were pleasantly surprised with the feedback that we got that people wanted to sing on this record. I was very blessed."