In 2006, John Tracy launched his music career with the CD release “Slow Down”. Songs from this CD have received recognition in the 16th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, 2006 Great American Song Contest, 2007 Dallas GMA Academy, 11th Annual Unisong International Song Contest, 2007 UK Songwriting Contest, 2007 West Coast Songwriters Contest, placement in the PBS documentary “Roadtrip Nation” and on two compilation CDs. His second CD, “Break The Chain” was released on SoundCafé Records in February 2008, with songs from this CD already garnering a nomination in the 17th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards.
John Tracy’s music is engaging and easy to listen to. His subject matter is drawn from life and his transparency in his songwriting creates an immediate connection between artist and listener. John Tracy’s storytelling style depicts themes close to home. His is an acoustic guitar driven sound in the adult contemporary style and its authenticity resonates with the listener.
Of his first CD "Slow Down", IndiePro said: "John Tracy delivers easy-going, laid-back relaxed compositions with a country/folk/bluesy feel. His lyrics are sincere, and are sung with compassion and conviction. A definite tribute to his influences, John’s music has an air of familiarity, yet he provides the listener with a comfortable space between the musical past and present."
Reviews of his second CD "Break The Chain" include:
"John Tracy - a 'music man, an artist of imagination, who is living large breaking free'. His new CD is positive, inspiring, uplifting and speaks to your spirit with his soothing singing voice. John is a perceptive songwriter with strong courageous lyrics of hope and great musicianship."
Joseph W. Neely Reynolds
Fort Worth NSAI Regional Workshop Coordinator Producer & Host "THE SONG IN ALL OF US"
John Tracy’s new CD is a refreshing compilation of lyrics that gravitate toward faith, family and friends. In Break the Chain this singer-songwriter combines his classic, unrushed acoustic guitar, with his balanced, tranquil voice to provide a collection of charming songs with inspirational messages.
Hal Brown, Publisher
Fort Worth, Texas Magazine