DATE: Saturday, February 2nd
LOCATION: Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace
SHOW TIME: 7:30PM
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 Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks. 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. He has also released ten studio albums and two greatest-hits albums, with four gold certifications and one double-platinum certification from the RIAA.
Tracy Byrd is the eldest child of Jerry Lynn and Brenda Vaughn Byrd. Tracy Byrd graduated from Vidor High School in May 1985. His first college experience was at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. He began studying business at Texas State University (then called Southwest Texas State). While studying he sang with a local band in Beaumont called Rimfire led by Jeffrey Adams and Dave Adams, a band that also featured acts such as Mark Chesnutt.
One of his friends coaxed him into singing a cover of Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” at a local mall recording studio. The owner of the studio was so impressed with his version that he entered Byrd into a local talent contest. Byrd signed with MCA Records in 1992.