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If you’re a longtime country music fan, you probably have at least one Tracy Byrd song in your “favorites” playlist. Or you could be like us and have a lot more than one.


It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from the star who brought us hits like “Holdin’ Heaven,” “Keeper of the Stars,” and that summertime smash, “Watermelon Crawl,” but Tracy has kept an active touring schedule and, from the looks of a video he shared on his Instagram page, he’s still in fine voice.

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Tracy posted his cover of Merle Haggard’s “A Place to Fall Apart” on September 6, and the ’90s country star sounds amazing.

Amazing enough to cut another record, we’d say! In fact, wouldn’t it be fun to hear a classic country star like Tracy collaborate with today’s neo-traditionalists like Kacey Musgraves, Jon Pardi, William Michael Morgan and Midland? They could even cover his songs. We sure wouldn’t mind seeing Jon cover Tracy’s hit “Just Let Me Be In Love.”

Just a suggestion. Could someone get back to us on this?

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It’s also worth mentioning that Tracy hails from Vidor, Texas, which is among the areas that were waylaid by Hurricane Harvey. Tracy did post an all clear message on Twitter after the storm hit, but in true Texas fashion, but he and his daughter found some levity in it when he used the nose emoji instead of the praying hands.

His voice is fine, but his eyes … well …

This ’90s country superstar still sounds as amazing as ever YouTube/Alex Lenada
Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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