Tractors’ Steve Ripley Planning Solo Album

The Tractors’ founding member Steve Ripley has entered into a joint agreement with Nashville’s Audium Records for his new Tulsa-based Boy Rocking Records. The label’s first release will be a Ripley solo album, due Oct. 8 and titled Ripley. Two of the album’s songs will be featured in the upcoming movie “The Round and Round.” The Tractors’ self-titled debut album went to No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 1994. 07/17/02