Tracy was studying business at Texas State University, and was singing with a local band known as “Rimfire”. In 1992, he sang a cover of, “Your Cheatin’ Heart” at a mall recording studio, and that recording earned Tracy a spot in a talent contest, and a contract with MCA records.
In 1993, “Holdin’ Heaven”, became Tracy’s first number one single, but he had to wait almost a decade to reach the top spot again. He has charted more than 30 hit singles, with eleven reaching top ten.
A song from his second album, “No Ordinary Man”, was not intended to be released as a single, but it became the CMA Song of the Year in 1995. “Keeper of the Stars” is one of his best known songs.
Join me next Saturday, August 11 at 9:20, for more with Tracy Byrd!
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