Band: Tracy Lawrence
Date: Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m.
Venue: The Steeple on St. Francis, 251 St. Francis St.,
Tickets: $39.50-$55, available through Ticketfly

The Steeple on St. Francis is one of the Azalea City’s most unique venues. This former church turned event space provides a beautiful environment filled with glowing hardwood and beautiful stained glass. However, on May 17 country artist Tracy Lawrence will transform the sacred room into a raucous honky-tonk.

In 1991, Lawrence released his debut album “Sticks and Stones.” His platinum debut alone produced four Top 10 hits for this newcomer to the country scene. Since then, Lawrence has sold 13 million albums, released 22 Top 10 singles and earned multiple CMA and ACM awards, as well as a Grammy nomination.

Lawrence will fill The Steeple’s acoustic-friendly space with tunes from his latest effort, “Good Ole Days,” a collection of duets featuring Lawrence performing alongside such artists as Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. The album is dominated by a collection of heartfelt country ballads that tip a Stetson to traditional country. However, upbeat songs such as the title track and “If the Good Die Young” bring a taste of rock into this country world.