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Tracy Byrd

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Tracy Byrd's brand of new traditionalist country made him a star in the '90s, particularly his playful, good-time party singalongs (though he also turned in the occasional ballad success). Byrd was born in the small rural town of Vidor, Texas, in 1966 and grew up listening to his family's extensive country record collection. When Byrd was 20 years old, he visited a novelty recording studio in a shopping mall and sang over a karaoke-style backing track of "Your Cheatin' Heart." Impressed, the saleswoman invited him to perform in an amateur talent show, and when Byrd was well received, he decided to make country music his vocation. He dropped out of college and joined Mark Chesnutt's band, eventually replacing Chesnutt as the house headliner at a popular nightspot in Beaumont, Texas. He made one unsuccessful trip to Nashville in search of a record deal, but his second time around, he landed a private audition with MCA executives, who signed him right away. Byrd's self-titled debut album was released in 1993, and while it wasn't a blockbuster, it put the singer on the map in a big way with its third single, the number one smash "Holdin' Heaven." The follow-up album, 1994's No Ordinary Man, was Byrd's commercial breakthrough; it sold over two million copies thanks to four Top Five hits: the dance tunes "Watermelon Crawl," "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous," and "The First Step," and the change-of-pace ballad "The Keeper of the Stars," which became a wedding favorite among country fans. Byrd followed his big success quickly with 1995's Love Lessons, and while singles like "Walking to Jerusalem" and "4 to 1 in Atlanta" didn't duplicate the massive popularity of their predecessors, they still helped the album sell at a respectable gold level. 1996's Big Love returned Byrd to the Top Five of the singles charts with the title track and "(Don't Take Her) She's All I Got," and the title track of 1998's I'm from the Country reached similar territory. Byrd subsequently decided to leave MCA for RCA, and made his label debut with 1999's It's About Time, which featured a smoother, poppier production on tracks like the near-Top Ten "Put Your Hand in Mine" (the record's biggest single). However, Byrd returned to straight-ahead, good-time country for the follow-up, 2001's Ten Rounds; fans rewarded him by sending the single "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo" to the top of the charts, giving Byrd his second number one. The album also featured the Top Ten hit "Just Let Me Be in Love" and a duet with Chesnutt on the playfully anti-pop "A Good Way to Get on My Bad Side." A final album for RCA, Truth About Men, appeared in 2003. Byrd then released Different Things on Blind Mule Records in 2006. An acoustic mix of the album was issued by the label two years later in 2008. ~ Steve Huey
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Stations Featuring
Tracy Byrd

    '90s Country

    '90s Country
    6 songs

    Country Love

    Country Love
    2 songs

    Country Party

    Country Party
    4 songs

    Outlaw Country

    Outlaw Country
    1 song

    '00s Country

    2 songs

    Christian Country

    1 song

Albums by
Tracy Byrd

Top Songs by
Tracy Byrd

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   The Keeper of the Stars
  3.   Watermelon Crawl
  4.   (Don't Take Her) She's All I Got
  5.   I'm from the Country
  6.   Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo
  7.   Love Lessons
  8.   Drinkin' Bone
  9.   Holdin' Heaven
  10.   Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous
  11.   The Truth About Men featuring Andy Griggs
  12.   Don't Love Make a Diamond Shine
  13.   I Wanna Feel That Way Again
  14.   Someone to Give My Love To
  15.   Johnny Cash
  16.   Talk to Me Texas
  17.   Tiny Town
  18.   Can't Have One Without the Other
  19.   Big Love
  20.   Hat Trick
  21.   Tryin' Not to Love You
  22.   Walking to Jerusalem
  23.   A Cowboy and a Dancer
  24.   Crazy Every Time
  25.   Take Me with You When You Go
  26.   Driving Me Out of Your Mind
  27.   Heaven in My Woman's Eyes
  28.   Merry Christmas From Texas Y'All
  29.   A Good Way To Get On My Bad Side by Mark Chesnutt
  30.   When You Go
  31.   That's What Keeps Her Getting By
  32.   Making Memories of Us
  33.   How'd I Wind Up in Jamaica
  34.   A Good Way to Get on My Bad Side by Mark Chesnutt
  35.   Wildfire
  36.   Back to Texas
  37.   For Me It's You
  38.   I Still Love the Night Life
  39.   Put Your Hand in Mine
  40.   A Little Love
  41.   When Mama Ain't Happy
  42.   Back in the Saddle Again
  43.   The First Step
  44.   I Love You, That's All
  45.   If I Stay
  46.   Cowgirl
  47.   Hava a Good One
  48.   Edge of a Memory
  49.   Why
  50.   Today I Started Loving You Again
  51.   If You Wanna Get to Heaven
  52.   Somewhere I Wanna Go
  53.   Never Gonna Break Again
  54.   Needed
  55.   Summertime Fever
  56.   Somebody's Dream
  57.   Pass It On
  58.   Old One Better
  59.   On Again, Off Again
  60.   I've Got What It Takes
  61.   Gettin' Me Over Mountains
  62.   Something to Brag About
  63.   Undo the Right
  64.   Ain't It Just Like a Woman
  65.   Love, You Ain't Seen the Last of Me
  66.   Every Time I Do
  67.   Right About Now
  68.   Redneck Roses
  69.   You Never Know Just How Good You've Got It
  70.   Anybody Else's Heart But Mine
  71.   Good Ol' Fashioned Love
  72.   Why Don't That Telephone Ring
  73.   Saltwater Cowboy
  74.   That's the Thing About a Memory
  75.   Don't Take Her She's All I've Got
  76.   Hot Night in the Country
  77.   Before I Die
  78.   Better Places Than This
  79.   Cheapest Motel
  80.   Just One Woman
  81.   She Was Smart
  82.   The More I Feel Like Rockin'
  83.   Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman
  84.   How Much Does the World Weigh
  85.   Back in the Swing of Things
  86.   Out of Control Raging Fire
  87.   Tucson Too Soon
  88.   I Don't Believe That's How You Feel
  89.   No Ordinary Man
  90.   Pink Flamingos
  91.   Proud of Me