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Tracy Lawrence says he appreciates being recognized for his work.  The country star was named Independent Artist of the Year at this week's "MusicRow" CountryBreakout Awards. 

Tracy says the honor is really meaningful to him and his team, given all the effort they've put into revamping his career. 

Other winners at the event include Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who got the Male and Female Artist of the Year awards.  The Band Perry captured Group/Duo of the Year honors, while Kacey Musgraves was named Breakout Artist of the Year. 

The 12th annual "MusicRow" CountryBreakout Awards were presented at an event in Nashville on Tuesday. 

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