I was a little girl I would take the short-cut and get home from school
before anyone else. I'd sling my books down, and grab the ban roll-on,
it had this round top and made a great microphone. I'd crank up the
stereo, stand in front of the mirror and sing like I had an audience
of 10,000 people" says Tracie Lynn.
Tracie's dreams of a music career may have started as a little girl
singing in the mirror in her hometown of Portland, Texas, but since
then she has gone on to establish herself as one of Texas' best female
artists. In August 1999, Tracie, who now lives in Austin, Texas, released
her second album titled Girl Talk,
a follow-up to her first release Is Anybody
Listening. This second album was produced by Texas music
legend Lloyd Maines and Emmy nominated Ray Methvin.
Working without the support of a major record label Tracie has sold
over 4,000 CD's, garnered great reviews from music critics all over
Texas, achieved radio airplay on Americana, Gavin and some Billboard
reporting stations who have found her style of music to be very appealing
to their listeners. Rick Star, with KLBK "THE BUCK" writes,
"This young lady is a rare gem that only shows up occasionally.
Her fantastic country style is genuine and very refreshing. In my
opinion a talent like her makes generating a playlist for any country
format a breeze..." Bob Cole with KVET, 1999 CMA Award Winner
states "Tracie has something special that sets her apart from
everyone else...established or brand new. It's that differentiation
that reaches out and grabs you, and it's her instantly pleasing voice
that holds on and won't let you go. I
Want to Come Back as a Man is one of the most asked
for songs we've played in years here on the KVET morning show."
Tracie's unique writing and performing style is influenced by Hank
Williams, Patty Loveless and Emmy
Lou Harris. Her ability to not only sing a great song but write one
as well makes her a true Texas talent and a performer that has earned
the title "THE REAL DEAL."
Besides managing her music career, promoting her latest album and
playing gigs all over Texas, Tracie has also obtained a clothing sponsorship
from Double D Ranchwear and recently
signed with Lone Star Beer who
currently promote their product by sponsoring popular Texas music
entertainers. The sponsorship includes recording a radio spot for
Lone Star, promoting Lone Star at area gigs and making appearances
at Lone Star functions. This hard-working Texan knows what it takes
to make it in the music business. "I think it's important for
artists to get out there in the trenches, practice their craft, and
learn what the music business is all about. I love performing and
I love meeting the great people I have had the good fortune of knowing.
It's a lot of work - but I wouldn't trade this lifestyle for anything
in the world."
Girl Talk, Tracie delivers her poignant observations of life and
love wrapped perfectly around this dynamic collection of songs ranging
from honky-tonk rockers to tender ballads. "I wrote these songs
about the things that make the world go round: family, friends,
love and everyday life. These are my feelings put to music. When
I play live it's wonderful to hear and see that people relate to
them," smiles Tracie. Through her devoted fan base, Tracie
has already sold over 4,000 copies of Girl Talk.
Tracie grew up singing and writing songs in Portland, TX. After
graduating from UT Austin, Tracie spent several years writing in
Nashville, including one year for Famous Music. She split her time
between working in Nashville and playing dance halls in Texas. In
1997 her debut album, Is Anybody Listening, was released regionally
in Texas and sold 1,500 copies and received statewide radio airplay
with the spirited single I Know You're
Lying Because Your Lips are Moving. Her captivating live
performances showcase her radiant voice, sincere delivery and naturally
cool and confident stage presence.