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The Definitive Collection

Review Since he emerged on the scene 15 years ago, Texas' Tracy Byrd has become a permanent fixture on the Country Charts with a honky tonk sound that has produced 32 charting hits, a pair of #1s and a total of 13 Top Ten smashes. This new compilation is the first to contain all the originals of all of these hits and more. First Career Spanning 1993 to 2003 Collection Featuring All Original Hits. Includes #1s 'Holdin' Heaven' & 'Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo'. Features All Of His Other Top 10 Hits Including His Signature Tunes, 'Watermelon Crawl,' 'Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich And Famous' & The #2 Ballad 'Keeper Of The Stars' Features The Biggest Hits From The MCA, MCA Nashville, RCA,& BNA Labels, Including His Most Recent 'Drinkin' Bone'. Complete Credits & Liner Notes
The Very Best Of Tracy Lawrence

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Mark Chesnutt - Greatest Hits

Review This journeyman country singer hails from the same East Texas stomping grounds that produced honky-tonk greats George Jones and Mark Chesnutt. Tracy Byrd puts a slightly smoother, more contemporary spin on his twang and has yet to forge a musical identity as distinctive as the aforementioned masters. Yet his expansive, burnished baritone can effortlessly fill the dance floor with feet or your beer with tears. Versatility is the operative word with this vibrant, somewhat uneven 11-track collection that surveys the commercial high-water marks of Byrd's seven-year recording career. With assured confidence, he covers all the dancehall mood swings, from the rollicking humor of "Watermelon Crawl" and "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous" to the world-weariness of "Heaven in My Woman's Eyes" and the romantic dreaminess of "Keeper of the Stars." Byrd's only sin is that at times he makes it all sound a little bit too easy. --Bob Allen
The Definitive Collection

Review All American Texan by Tracy Byrd

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16 Biggest Hits

Review I'm From The Country by Tracy Byrd

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The Very Best of John Michael Montgomery

Review Different Things delivers a bevy of visual lyrics via dynamic, boot scootin', heart tuggin' music; all dramatically enhanced by Byrd's powerful vocal delivery. The title cut, "Different Things," is the first track and the powerful lyrics, delivered in classic country style, set the tone for the entire album. Byrd says that this is one of the tracks that hit him really hard; my guess is that there will be a lot of folks echoing those same sentiments. But just when you are about to drop a few tears in your beer because "What I want and what I need / Have always been different things," Byrd shifts emotional gears with "The More I Feel Like Rockin'." This musical, emotional roller coaster continues throughout the album. Byrd has always marched to the beat of a different drummer. He is a successful entrepreneur with strong ties to his family and his home state of Texas. He has had ongoing success designing fishing tackle, launching his own line of food products, hosting television shows and even authoring a cookbook. Staying true to himself has been the key to his success and, lucky for us this album proves that staying true to himself means staying true to the music. Byrd may sing about Different Things but one thing that never changes is his exceptional baritone voice and the quality of the songs he chooses to record.
Best Of Sawyer Brown

Review The Texas veteran returns with a release that shows considerable range, depth, and maturity, serving as a strong showcase for his soulful baritone. Though Byrd hit his commercial peak a decade ago, he's never recorded a more consistently engaging set of material than this. Among the highlights are the reflective title ballad, the evocation of perfect love on "Just One Woman," and the tale of a couple of weather-beaten romantics who take another chance on true love in "A Cowboy and a Dancer." Yet growing up hasn't meant going soft, as Byrd shows in the uptempo "The More I Feel Like Rockin'," the Western swing of "The Biggest Thing in Texas," and the barroom kiss-off "Better Places Than This." This isn't kids' stuff, but it's country music for adults who still like to let loose once in awhile. --Don McLeese
Ultimate Aaron Tippin

Review The Truth About Men by Tracy Byrd

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16 Biggest Hits

Review Like most every other talented contemporary singer, Byrd constantly maneuvers through a treacherous minefield: Music Row's insistence on compromises to assure "a wider audience" (read: radio airplay). He's faced that dilemma on nearly all of his albums, which include a couple of gems amid a bed of marginal, trite, or even unlistenable material. A bit of the latter leaks into the mix this time as well--the banality of "How'd I Wind Up in Jamaica" and a live version of "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo" reflect Nashville's obsessions with Jimmy Buffett-flavored fare. However, it's uphill from there. The title track (with Andy Griggs, Montgomery Gentry, and Blake Shelton) both celebrates and spoofs macho stereotypes. Portraits of small-town life in "Tiny Town" and "That's What Keeps Her Getting By" do far more to reflect Byrd's heart and substance. Even the barroom singalong "Drinkin' Bone" succeeds by fusing an animated vocal with a crackling arrangement (think the Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women"). Beyond the throwaways, it's reassuring that, overall, Byrd's understated poignancy, sensitivity, and swagger-with-a-wink prove triumphant. --Rich Kienzle
Clay Walker: Greatest Hits

Review Tracy Byrd ~ No Ordinary Man
Ultimate Collection: Complete Mca Single 1990-2000

Review 2005 compilation for the new traditionalist country star features ten hits & two new sings, 'Johnny Cash' & 'Revenge Of A Middle Aged Woman'.
Keepers: Greatest Hits

Review Despite his ability to garner two greatest-hits packages (the former was on another label), the baritone-rich Tracy Byrd hasn't been able to shake his lightweight status, mostly because his forte is danceable novelty songs, as with "The Truth About Men," and estrogen-stirring ballads ("Just Let Me Be in Love"). Both of those tunes appear here, one right after the other, as if to show the dual side of the handsome Texan's personality. If the former reinforces the stereotype of men as football- and sex-obsessed goons, the Latin-flavored "...Love" presents the ideal male as a true-hearted romantic who lives for pheromone highs. Byrd is equally adept at embodying both extremes, but he's even better when he goes outside these roles with songs like Keith Stegall's "Tiny Town," which lets him wax nostalgic about something real. This second greatest-hits package contains new--if less fetchingly recorded versions--of "Watermelon Crawl" and "I'm from the Country," as well as two brand-new songs. "Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman," already a single, plants Byrd squarely back in cartoon territory, while the rockin' "Johnny Cash" proves to be less about the Man in Black than the saga of a hot-headed prole feeling his oats. Still, the latter is another step outside the box, something Byrd desperately needs to push for more often. --Alanna Nash
The Definitive Collection

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Mark Chesnutt - Greatest Hits

Review Ten Rounds
The Very Best Of Tracy Lawrence

Review East Texas traditionalist Tracy Byrd's beefy, muscular voice had the goods and could deliver them. Everyone knew it and that's still true. That said, the faint whiff of compromise has always dogged his records. The need to satisfy marketing concerns with generic songs and arrangements consistently nudges out the edgier fare Byrd is and has always been capable of. Here, that whiff becomes a full-fledged scent. While "Somebody's Dream" succeeds as social commentary, "Ten Rounds with Josť Cuervo" is yet another predictable Buffettesque sing-along drinking ditty. Byrd himself chose to revive Michael Martin Murphy's 1970s whiny hippie wussfest "Wildfire," but it doesn't fit his style. He recovers with a strong performance of "Never Gonna Break Again" and an enjoyable duet with Mark Chesnutt on "A Good Way to Get on My Bad Side," with the piquant line "A little sissy in a cowboy hat ain't country." True. By the same token, a great country singer in a cowboy hat ain't well served by so much throwaway material. --Rich Kienzle
Greatest Hits

Review Since he emerged on the scene 15 years ago, Texas' Tracy Byrd has become a permanent fixture on the Country Charts with a honky tonk sound that has produced 32 charting hits, a pair of #1s and a total of 13 Top Ten smashes. This new compilation is the first to contain all the originals of all of these hits and more. First Career Spanning 1993 to 2003 Collection Featuring All Original Hits. Includes #1s 'Holdin' Heaven' & 'Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo'. Features All Of His Other Top 10 Hits Including His Signature Tunes, 'Watermelon Crawl,' 'Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich And Famous' & The #2 Ballad 'Keeper Of The Stars' Features The Biggest Hits From The MCA, MCA Nashville, RCA,& BNA Labels, Including His Most Recent 'Drinkin' Bone'. Complete Credits & Liner Notes
Clay Walker: Greatest Hits

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50 Number Ones

Review This journeyman country singer hails from the same East Texas stomping grounds that produced honky-tonk greats George Jones and Mark Chesnutt. Tracy Byrd puts a slightly smoother, more contemporary spin on his twang and has yet to forge a musical identity as distinctive as the aforementioned masters. Yet his expansive, burnished baritone can effortlessly fill the dance floor with feet or your beer with tears. Versatility is the operative word with this vibrant, somewhat uneven 11-track collection that surveys the commercial high-water marks of Byrd's seven-year recording career. With assured confidence, he covers all the dancehall mood swings, from the rollicking humor of "Watermelon Crawl" and "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous" to the world-weariness of "Heaven in My Woman's Eyes" and the romantic dreaminess of "Keeper of the Stars." Byrd's only sin is that at times he makes it all sound a little bit too easy. --Bob Allen
Big Love

Review All American Texan by Tracy Byrd

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The Very Best of John Michael Montgomery

Review I'm From The Country by Tracy Byrd

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