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Tracy Byrd

Biography

Tracy Byrd’s make of new traditionalist nation made him a superstar within the ’90s, particularly his playful, good-time party singalongs (though he also turned in the casual ballad achievement). Byrd was created in the tiny rural city of Vidor, Tx, in 1966 and was raised hearing his family’s comprehensive nation record collection. When Byrd was twenty years previous, he visited a novelty documenting studio within a retail center and sang more than a karaoke-style support an eye on “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” Impressed, the saleswoman asked him to execute within an amateur skill show, so when Byrd was well received, he made a decision to make nation music his vocation. He fell out of university and joined Tag Chesnutt’s band, ultimately replacing Chesnutt because the home headliner at a favorite nightspot in Beaumont, Tx. He produced one unsuccessful visit to Nashville searching for a record offer, but his second period around, he arrived an exclusive audition with MCA professionals, who agreed upon him immediately. Byrd’s self-titled debut record premiered in 1993, even though it wasn’t a blockbuster, it place the singer over the map within a big method using its third one, the main smash “Holdin’ Heaven.” The follow-up record, 1994’s No Normal Guy, was Byrd’s industrial breakthrough; it marketed over two million copies because of four Best Five strikes: the dance music “Watermelon Crawl,” “Life-style from the Not So Wealthy and Famous,” and “The FIRST RUNG ON THE LADDER,” as well as the change-of-pace ballad “The Keeper from the Superstars,” which became a marriage favorite among nation fans. Byrd implemented his big achievement quickly with 1995’s Like Lessons, even though singles like “Strolling to Jerusalem” and “4 to at least one 1 in Atlanta” didn’t duplicate the substantial reputation of their predecessors, they still helped the record sell at a good silver level. 1996’s Big Like came back Byrd to the very best Five from the singles graphs with the name monitor and “(Don’t Consider Her) She’s All I ACQUIRED,” as well as the name tabs on 1998’s I’m from the united states reached similar place. Byrd subsequently made a decision to keep MCA for RCA, and produced his label debut with 1999’s ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME, which presented a smoother, poppier creation on tracks just like the near-Top Ten “Put Your Submit Mine” (the record’s biggest solitary). Nevertheless, Byrd came back to straight-ahead, good-time nation for the follow-up, 2001’s Ten Rounds; enthusiasts compensated him by sending the solitary “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo” to the very best from the graphs, providing Byrd his second number 1. The recording also featured the very best Ten strike “Just I WANT TO Be in Like” along with a duet with Chesnutt for the playfully anti-pop “A sensible way to Can get on My Poor Side.” Your final recording for RCA, Truth About Males, made an appearance in 2003. Byrd after that released VARIOUS THINGS on Blind Mule Information in 2006. An acoustic mixture of the recording was issued from the label 2 yrs later on in 2008.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tracy Byrd
Profession Businessperson, Singer-songwriter, Music artist
Education Vidor High School, Lamar University
Nationality American
Spouse Michelle Byrd
Children Jared Byrd, Logan Byrd, Evee Byrd
Parents Brenda Vaughn Byrd, Jerry Lynn
Awards Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year
Music Songs The Keeper of the Stars, Watermelon Crawl, I'm from the Country, Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo, Drinkin' Bone, Don't Take Her She's All I Got, Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous, Holdin' Heaven, Love Lessons, The Truth About Men, Just Let Me Be in Love, I Wanna Feel That Way Again, Walking to Jerusalem, Put Your Hand in Mine, Heaven in My Woman's Eyes, A Good Way to Get on My Bad Side, Big Love, Someone to Give My Love To, Don't Love Make a Diamond Shine, Love, You Ain't Seen the Last of Me, Why Don't That Telephone Ring, That's the Thing About a Memory, 4 to 1 in Atlanta, Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman, Good Ol' Fashioned Love, When Mama Ain't Happy, Redneck Roses, How'd I Wind Up in Jamaica, I Love You, That's All, Talk to Me Texas, Honky-Tonk Dancing Machine, Edge of a Memory
Albums No Ordinary Man, Ten Rounds, Different Things, The Truth About Men, Love Lessons, Tracy Byrd, Keepers: Greatest Hits, Tracy Byrd - Greatest Hits, Big Love, It's About Time, I'm from the Country, All American Texan, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tracy Byrd, The Definitive Collection, Collections, Best Of
Nominations Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country New Artist
Movies Noble Things, Bob Wills: Still Swingin', Super Country Hits


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crook & Chase 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Noble Things 2008 performer: "Take Me Fishing", "A Lotta Good Beer"
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 performer: "Honky-Tonk Dancing Machine" / writer: "Honky-Tonk Dancing Machine"
Radioland Murders 1994 performer: "Back in the Saddle Again"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Noble Things 2008 Ronnie Crawford

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crook & Chase 2009 TV Series Himself
Gone Country 2008 TV Series Himself
Out in the Country 2004 TV Series Himself
Circle of Honor 2002 TV Series documentary Host (2002-2003)
Asleep at the Wheel: The Making of 'Ride with Bob' 1999 TV Movie Himself
Att-Star Countryfest '96 1996 TV Special Himself
The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Austin City Limits 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995 TV Series Himself
Still Swingin' 1994 Himself
Radioland Murders 1994 Himself

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT: 100 Greatest Music Videos 2004 TV Movie Himself

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