At 23 years old, Tracy Lawrence helped usher in the "hat act" era in country music with this highly successful 1991 debut. Using traditional country instruments to create a polished modern sound, Lawrence and producer James Stroud concocted … see full wiki
While Tracy Lawrence went on to do better things with albums such as "Alibis" and "Lessons Learned," you can't deny that his debut album, "Sticks and Stones," is one of the best albums from the early 90's. From high energy twangers to slow drinkin' songs, Lawrence covers a wide array of stylings with this album. The title track shines best, but songs like "Runnin' Behind" and "Paris, Tennessee" remind the listener that some of the best country tunes are the ones that aren't too terribly serious. "Today's Lonely Fool" and "Somebody Paints The Wall" head up the more serious songs on this album, but Lawrence has a tone in his voice letting you know that no matter how bad things are going, there's always a honky-tonk with an open barstool nearby.
For good 90's country before it was commercialized to death and turned into pop with a fiddle in it, check out Tracy Lawrence's "Sticks and Stones." His other albums are just as good or better also.