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Tracy Byrd to Perform at Thirsty Cowboy


One of the new traditionalists of the 90’s, Tracy Byrd will bring his good-time party singalongs to Thirsty Cowboy in Medina, Ohio on Friday, September 28.

Graduating from Vidor High School in May of 1985, Byrd attended Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas, and began studying business at Texas State University. During his course of study, he started singing with a local Beaumont band. At the time, one of his friends convinced him to sing “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” a cover of a Hank Williams song, at a small recording studio. So impressed was the owner of the studio that he entered Byrd into a local talent contest. And following that, Byrd signed with MCA Records in 1992.

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. The album 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. Big Love in 1996 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.

Released in 2016, All American Texan is Byrd’s 10th studio album of his career that started, but is the first release of new music since his last project, Different Things, which came out in 2006.

Tracy Byrd will be performing at Thirsty Cowboy in Medina on Friday, September 28 along with special guests Wreck’n. Doors open at 7pm; Wreck’n at 8:30pm and Byrd will perform at 10pm.  Tickets are $27/Advance and $32/Day of Show and are available at Thirsty

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