Personnel: Tracy Lawrence (vocals, guitars); Brent Mason (acoustic & electric guitars); Larry Byrom, Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar); Brent Rowan (electric guitar, mandolin); Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Bruce C. Bouton (pedal steel, slide guitar); Joe Spivey (banjo, fiddle); Hank Singer, Rob Hajacos (fiddle); Dennis Burnside (piano, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards); Flip Anderson (piano, keyboards); Dave Pomeroy, Glenn Worf (bass); Milton Sledge, Lonnie Wilson (drums, percussion); Terry McMillan (percussion); Liana Manis, Deryl Dodd, Dennis Wilson, John Wesley Ryles (background vocals).Producers: Tracy Lawrence, Flip Anderson (tracks 1, 5-7, 9); Don Cook (tracks 2-4, 8, 10).Engineers: Butch Carr (tracks 1, 5-7, 9); Mike Bradley (tracks 2-4, 8, 10).Recorded at The Soundshop Recording Studios and Tree Studio, Nashville, Tennessee. All songs written or co-written by Larry Boone and Paul Nelson except "Is That A Tear" (John Jarrard/Kenny Beard), "If You Loved Me" (Paul Nelson/Tom Shapiro), "Time Marches On" (Bobby Braddock) and "I Know That Hurt By Heart" (Thom McHugh/J.B. Rudd).A lot of modern country music is about adopting a persona and sticking to it; for variety, the smart country singer inserts the chosen persona into new surroundings and hunts for new conflicts. Tracy Lawrence wears the same hat and boots as the rest of them, and no doubt has a similar collection of Eagles and Bruce Springsteen records, but he derives his authenticity from an altogether different source. He's real because he sings from the point of view of a real human being (albeit one with an exaggerated baritone drawl); he has failings, he deals with them and he actually tries to change. TIME MARCHES ON, his fifth album, celebrates growth in a way that few country singers attempt. On a blues shuffle called "Excitable Boy" (not the Warren Zevon song, though it may well be an homage) and the breezy "Speed Of A Fool," Lawrence plays the young, reckless soul. On other songs he does an acco.