Tracy Byrd is a household name in the Country Music Scene beginning when his third single, called “Holdin Heaven” hit number one of the Billboard Country charts in 1993. Since that time, He has had 2 number one hits, 13 songs in the top 10 and charted 33 songs on Billboard’s country music charts.
Tracy has released 10 studio albums, including two “greatest hits” albums, with four gold certifications and one double-platinum certification from the RIAA.
Starting in 2009, he took a break from touring full time to spend time with his family in Beaumont and coaching his sons’ athletic teams. In 2014 he retuned to the music career with a new band and a new-found love for his country music roots.
His latest album is All American Texan. This album features 8 tracks written by Byrd, a fact he is very proud of. The album has been very well received by his fans and critics alike.
Through all of these years Byrd became a promoter favorite on the road, performing over 4000 exciting shows across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. His hits are well known among legions of country music fans and routinely spun by radio programmers from coast to coast.
Any concert event would be a truly unforgettable experience listening to his truly great and memorable songs.
Take a look at Academy of Country Music’s Song of the Year: “Keeper of the Stars” and another of his hits; “I’m From the Country.”
Tracy shows he has a heart the size of Texas when it comes to children and supporting charities, especially at home. He has an annual Homecoming Weekend event in Beaumont Texas where he hosts a fishing and golf tournament as well as a concert. All proceeds from these events go to the Children’s Miracle Network, a charity very close to Tracy’s heart. The proceeds remain locally in Southeast Texas. Tracy has been recognized for his contributions to his city by having the Hyperbariatric Unit at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont named after him. This is an honor for Tracy, so many children will be helped at this center.
Another charity event that Tracy participated in was the Compaq Houston Marathon. The event was held January, 2001 and was his first marathon. Tracy had trained for over a year and a half but it was all worth it. He finished, tired and sore, but proud. After completing the marathon he donated the money he raised to help the local Children’s Miracle Network. His fans were also very proud of his efforts.
Not only does Tracy gift us with his talent for singing, writing and performing, he shares much more with us, he has learned to give to others, stay true to his roots and beliefs while maintaining a balance between family and career. He has earned our respect and admiration.