Sticks and Stones (Tracy Lawrence album)

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Sticks and Stones
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 1991
RecordedMay 31, 1991
StudioEleven, Eleven Sound, Nashville, TN
ProducerJames Stroud
Tracy Lawrence chronology
Sticks and Stones
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment WeeklyA− [2]

Sticks and Stones is the debut studio album of American country music artist Tracy Lawrence. Released in 1991 on Atlantic Records, it produced four singles: the title track, "Today's Lonely Fool", "Runnin' Behind", and "Somebody Paints the Wall", which peaked at #1, #3, #4, and #8, respectively, on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts between 1991 and 1993.

The track "Paris, Tennessee" was later recorded by Dennis Robbins on his 1992 album Man with a Plan and by Kenny Chesney on his 1995 album All I Need to Know. "Somebody Paints the Wall" was previously recorded by Josh Logan on his 1988 album of the same name, from which it was released as a single that year.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Runnin' Behind" (Mark D. Sanders, Ed Hill) – 2:54
  2. "Sticks and Stones" (Roger Dillon, Elbert West) – 3:32
  3. "Somebody Paints the Wall" (Tommy Smith, Charles Browder, Elroy Kahanek, Nelson Larkin) – 3:18
  4. "Dancin' to Sweet 17" (Tracy Lawrence) – 3:17
  5. "Today's Lonely Fool" (Kenny Beard, Stan Paul Davis) – 3:50
  6. "Paris, Tennessee" (Dennis Robbins, Bob DiPiero, John Scott Sherrill) – 2:24
  7. "Froze Over" (Lawrence, West) – 3:31
  8. "Between Us" (Tim Mensy, Tony Haselden) – 3:32
  9. "April's Fool" (Ralph Howard Jr., Wayne Davis, Bernie Faulkner, Keith Perry) – 3:52
  10. "I Hope Heaven Has a Honky Tonk" (Jim Carter, Sherri Stapleton) – 2:36


From Sticks and Stones liner notes.[3]

  • Milan Bogdan - digital editing
  • Brian Hardin - mixing
  • Russ Martin - recording
  • Pat McMacon - recording, mixing
  • Glenn Meadows - mastering
  • Lynn Peterzell - recording
  • Billy Sherrill - recording
  • James Stroud - production

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10
U.S. Billboard 200 71
Canadian RPM Country Albums 7


  1. ^ Sticks and Stones at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Sticks and Stones (CD insert). Tracy Lawrence. Atlantic Records. 1991. 7 82326-2.CS1 maint: others (link)