Tracy Byrd
American musician
Tracy Byrd
Tracy Lynn Byrd is an American country music artist. Signed to MCA Nashville Records in 1993, Byrd broke through on the country music scene that year with his single "Holdin' Heaven", which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Although he did not land a second Number One until 2002's "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo", Byrd has charted more than thirty hit singles in his career, including eleven additional Top Ten hits.
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Video Premiere: With 'Halley's Comet,' Sarah Darling Gets Her Dream On
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Once upon a time, a little country girl with big eyes and bigger dreams wanted to reach for the stars in the clear Iowa skies and share those desires with the world through her songs and one beautiful voice. Some of those aspirations were realized after she decided to leave behind her teenage years -- and tiny hometown of Mitchellville, Iowa -- 14 years ago to pursue those dreams as a country music artist in Nashville. Now, just 15 days before the release of Dream Country, her third full-length album, Sarah Darling is ready for the big reveal. In the form of an animated video that premieres today (Jan. 26) exclusively at The Huffington Post, "Halley's Comet" arrives as another in a series of bright, shining moments for the humble but talented singer-songwriter. The song, one of seven she wrote or cowrote among the 10 tracks that appear on Dream Country (out Feb. 10), is "just a really personal story" about a dreamer and that key figure in one's life who "encourages you t ...
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Tracy Byrd, wife slightly hurt in Texas wreck
The Brownsville Herald - over 4 years
LUMBERTON, Texas (AP) — Investigators say country singer Tracy Byrd and his wife have been slightly hurt in a two-vehicle wreck in Southeast Texas. The Department of Public Safety says the accident happened Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 69 near...
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Pinehurst Labor Day Picnic Monday - TheRecordLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Band members have played with many famous artists, such as Tracy Byrd, but they choose to stay closer to home these days. Food will be provided by the city and Robert's Steakhouse. The menu will be gumbo, links, potato salad and drinks
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Enterprise is all ears - St. George Daily Spectrum
Google News - over 5 years
As visitors to the 21st annual Corn Festival sought out shade where they could enjoy a lunch of steak nachos, fish and chips or soft-serve ice cream, the Enterprise resident promoted his CD, mixing Johnny Cash classics and Tracy Byrd's "Watermelon
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CUP: Song Selections For Driver Introductions At Bristol Announced - SPEEDtv.com
Google News - over 5 years
“I'm From The Country”, by Tracy Byrd will signal David Ragan's entrance. Tony Stewart is changing things up with Derek Miller's “Throw the Hammer Down,” while Ryan Newman wants Jason Aldean's “Big Green Tractor” played as he enters the track
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Big 'Fish' in small pond - VillageSoup Belfast
Google News - over 5 years
One of her friends recommended him to Tracy Byrd, which led to 15 months of touring with Byrd's band, playing bigger venues than Campbell had ever done before. The Ellis band connection, however, led to an even longer lasting partnership: he and Ellis
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Review: Luke Bryan at the Illinois State Fair - The State Journal-Register
Google News - over 5 years
Campbell, a former keyboard player for Bryan and for Tracy Byrd, is regarded as a traditionalist, blue-collar singer in the mold of his idol Alan Jackson. Most of his songs have emphasized the daily struggles of work and family life, exemplified in
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Meet your bartender: Gator at Tokyo - Beaumont Enterprise (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I've served drinks to Shaggy and Tracy Byrd. My favorite thing on Tokyo's menu is the Ami Roll. My patrons may not know this about me but my first name is William. The lamest pickup line I've ever heard is the one you are telling me
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Liberty-Dayton Chamber Auction ~ Get tickets now! - Liberty Vindicator
Google News - over 5 years
Life-Size Cutout of Tracy Byrd, donated by Nora Lee Ladd. One hour Hot Air Balloon Ride. Bid for one, two or four persons. Choose from 200 locations nationwide to depart from. Offered through Soaring Adventures, Inc. Scout lunch folding doggie bag
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DNA evidence could end search for teen (03/08/08) - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - over 5 years
BENSLAEM — Fourteen-year-old Tracy Byrd was last seen 25 years ago this morning, walking through the rain toward the doors of Bensalem High School. A Bensalem detective believes he knows what happened to the petite ninth-grader - and he's dismissing
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Nashville recording artist Dan Eubanks - WALA-TV FOX10
Google News - over 5 years
From that point forward he started gaining a tremendous amount of notoriety, opening up for several well-known names in country music such as: Tracy Lawrence, John Anderson, John Berry, Little Texas, Tracy Byrd, Diamond Rio and Marty Stuart
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Kerry Kurt Phillips to speak at chamber breakfast - Evansville Courier & Press
Google News - over 5 years
Phillips also wrote the Tracy Byrd hit “Drinkin' Bone” and Tim McGraws's, “Do You Want Fries With That?” among others. The breakfast begins at 7:30 am on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Henderson Country Club. The cost is $10 for chamber members or $15 for
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Ortman, Fullilove exchange vows - Gonzales Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
Christie and Seth's first dance was to Tracy Byrd's “The Keeper of the Stars.” Christie and her dad danced to “Drive” by Alan Jackson. Seth and his mom danced to Lynyrd Skynyrd's “Simple Man.” Lorena Reyna, cousin of the groom, caught the bride's
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Country artist Campbell to be featured at Union Fair - knox.VillageSoup.com
Google News - over 5 years
While playing piano in Mindy Ellis' band (Campbell and Mindy are now married with two daughters) he landed a career-defining gig: a 15-month job touring with Tracy Byrd's band, giving Campbell his first opportunity to play mid-sized venues
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Sights & Sounds: What it's all about - Online Athens
Google News - over 5 years
He's had cuts with Joe Nichols, Tracy Byrd, Rhonda Vincent and, most recently, Colt Ford and Brantley Gilbert. Dekle, Gilbert and Ford wrote "Country Must Be Countrywide," which country superstar Jason Aldean is taking up the charts right now
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Christian Kane releases second single “Let Me Go” - NewsOK.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... and written by hitmakers Casey Beathard (“Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo” and “Drinkin' Bone” by Tracy Byrd and “Beer Man” by Trent Willmon) and Tom Shapiro (“You Look Good In My Shirt” by Keith Urban and “Living And Living Well” by George Strait),
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Album Review: Justin Haigh - <em>People Like Me</em> - Country California
Google News - over 5 years
From the first few lines of self-penned album opener “All My Best Friends (Are Behind Bars),” it&#39;s clear that Haigh is working in the same Texas honky tonk vein that produced &#39;90s stars Tracy Lawrence, Mark Chesnutt, and Tracy Byrd
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Friday Night Troubadours is back - The News Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Dana Hunt Black also wrote for Suzy Boggus, Clay Walker, Tracy Byrd and Alan Jackson. The husband and wife duo will be performing together at 7:30 pm Friday at the Martin Theatre. “The audience will get to hear the hit songs we&#39;ve written, our orginial
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tracy Byrd
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 45
    On December 28, 2012, he performed "Amazing Grace" at the memorial service for KFDM news anchor Bill Leger.
    More Details Hide Details Byrd and his wife, Michelle, have two sons Logan (born 1998) and Jared (born 2003) and a daughter Evee. They live in Beaumont, Texas and own Kitchen Koncepts, a store that sells kitchen appliances and housewares. Since 2009, he has been taking a break from touring full-time to spend time with his family in Beaumont and coaching his two sons' Little Dribblers basketball teams and his son's Little League baseball team. "If I do (get back to the professional music career), it won't be until these young'uns are grown," Byrd said, referring to Logan and Jared.
  • 2007
    Age 40
    Byrd released his next album, Different Things, in 2007 via his own Blind Mule label.
    More Details Hide Details It was led off by the No. 55 "Cheapest Motel", co-written by Cole Deggs of Cole Deggs & the Lonesome. After this song came "Better Places Than This," which failed to chart as well. He has not recorded since. Byrd is the National Spokesperson for Special Olympics International for the Country Music Association. He developed a crank bait fishing lure marketed by Norman Lures called The Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich & Famous, named after his hit recording of the song written by Byron Hill and Wayne Tester. For every one of the lures sold Byrd donates ten cents to the Special Olympics. Byrd also hosts an annual golfing/fishing/music event, "The Tracy Byrd Homecoming Weekend," in Southeast Texas to raise money for local charities, including the March of Dimes, the Children's Miracle Network, and culminating in the donation of money to fund the Tracy Byrd Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Center at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Beaumont. Byrd also raised money by soliciting pledges for his attempt to complete the 2002 Houston Marathon. He finished the marathon, and donated all of his pledges to the Children's Miracle Network.
    The first two were released as singles, with the former reaching No. 34 and the latter failing to chart. "Johnny Cash" was later covered by Jason Aldean on his 2007 album Relentless, and was a No. 6 country hit for him that year.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 36
    Byrd charted at No. 38 in early 2003 with "Lately (Been Dreamin' 'Bout Babies)", which was never included on an album.
    More Details Hide Details This song was followed by "The Truth About Men", a song whose second verse featured guest vocals from Blake Shelton, Andy Griggs and Montgomery Gentry. This song was the title track to his final RCA album, The Truth About Men, which also produced his final Top Ten hit in the No. 7 "Drinkin' Bone", as well as the No. 53 "How'd I Wind Up in Jamaica." Also included on this album was the Rodney Crowell composition "Making Memories of Us", which would later be a Number One country hit in 2005 for Keith Urban. Byrd's second greatest hits album was released in 2004 via BNA Records, a sister label to RCA. This album reprised most of his RCA single releases, and included new recordings of "I'm from the Country" and "The Keeper of the Stars." Also included on it were the new tracks "Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman", "Tiny Town" and "Johnny Cash".
  • 2002
    Age 35
    In October 2002, this song became Byrd's second Number One country hit, and his first since "Holdin' Heaven" in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details It was also his only Top 40 pop hit, with a No. 26 peak on the Billboard Hot 100.
    Ten Rounds, his second album for RCA, was released in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details This album returned him to a more traditionally country sound. It was led off by "A Good Way to Get on My Bad Side", a duet with Mark Chesnutt. This song was a No. 21 country hit, and Chesnutt's first Top 40 chart hit since "This Heartache Never Sleeps" three years previous. After it came the No. 9 "Just Let Me Be in Love", and finishing off the album's single releases was its title track, "Ten Rounds with José Cuervo".
  • 1998
    Age 31
    It also became his ninth Top 10 hit by reaching No. 3 in early 1998 and his first No. 1 on the RPM Country Tracks charts in Canada.
    More Details Hide Details Only one other single, the No. 9 hit "I Wanna Feel That Way Again", was released from the album. In 1999, Byrd then released a greatest-hits package entitled Keepers: Greatest Hits, which is certified gold. This album was led off by the No. 31 single "When Mama Ain't Happy" before he left the label. In 1999, Byrd signed to RCA Records Nashville. Working with producer Billy Joe Walker, Jr., he released his sixth studio album, It's About Time, that year. This album featured a more country pop sound than its predecessors, and was led off by the No. 11 "Put Your Hand in Mine". This song was co-written by Skip Ewing and Jimmy Wayne. The album's other two singles — "Love, You Ain't Seen the Last of Me" and "Take Me With You When You Go" — both landed outside the Top 40.
  • 1997
    Age 30
    Byrd released his final studio album for MCA, I'm from the Country, in late 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Its title track, co-written by Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters and former MCA Records artist Marty Brown, became the first single. This song was added to the album, which was originally to be titled Walkin' the Line, after the rest of the album had already been completed.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 26
    This song was the third release from his self-titled debut album, released by MCA on April 27, 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Although the album earned RIAA gold certification, its final single ("Why Don't That Telephone Ring") peaked at No. 39. Keith Stegall and Tony Brown shared production duties on the album. No Ordinary Man was the title of Byrd's second album, which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield. It was also his highest selling, earning a double-platinum certification for U.S. sales of two million copies. All four singles from the album reached Top Five: "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous", "Watermelon Crawl" (also his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, at No. 81), "The First Step" and "The Keeper of the Stars". This last song, a love ballad, became a popular choice for fans to use at their weddings. It also won Song of the Year at the Country Music Association in 1995. MCA had not originally planned to issue this song as a single, until Byrd commented that it had been receiving favorable reactions when he sang it in concert.
    Although it and follow-up "Someone to Give My Love To" (previously a single in 1971 for Johnny Paycheck) both missed Top 40, he broke through in 1993 with the Number One hit "Holdin' Heaven".
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  • 1992
    Age 25
    Byrd released his first single, "That's the Thing About a Memory", in 1992.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on December 17, 1966.
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