Tracy Lawrence says his upcoming album will sound a little different.
The country star tells TasteOfCountry.com that Headlights, Taillights and Radios has "edgier" production, which was what he wanted to do when he started his career in the early '90s.
He recalls that he "wanted to have a lead guitar solo on his 1994 chart-topper "If the Good Die Young" but "the label flipped out," claiming that was "too rock and roll," and "made" him include a fiddle solo instead.
But Tracy says today "everything is so guitar-heavy," so he's now getting his chance. Lawrence admits he's not straying too far from his signature sound, but says he wanted to "go above and beyond" his comfort zone. He explains that he wants to grow as an artist, and also remain current.
Tracy says he worked with younger people on the disc and compared his material to what's being played on radio today, because he wants his record "to be able to compete." Headlights, Taillights and Radios, featuring Tracy's current single, "Stop Drop and Roll," is slated for an August release.