The Definitive Collection

The Definitive Collection

by Tracy Byrd


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This is the fourth hits compilation devoted to the recordings of Tracy Byrd, but it is the first one to contain tracks from both his MCA/Universal and RCA/BNA Records affiliations, which gives it a leg up on MCA's Keepers: Greatest Hits and BNA's Greatest Hits (not to mention the Byrd entry in MCA's discount-priced 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection series). Thus, it spans Byrd's entire major-label career, which lasted from 1992 to 2004. And unlike those earlier sets, none of which contained more than 12 tracks, this one stretches out to 18 songs and nearly an hour. Even better, those 18 selections constitute all of Byrd's Top 20 country hits in chronological order, from the chart-topping "Holdin' Heaven" to "Drinkin' Bone," including his other number one hit, "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo." This foolproof track list and sequencing turns out to present an excellent representation of Byrd, a talented country singer operating in the same neo-traditionalist realm as George Strait who is equally at home with a sentimental ballad or a honky tonk singalong, with a taste for two-step and Western swing tunes. He isn't particularly original, which may be why the hits dried up after a decade, but this album provides a reasonable portrait of what the more traditional side of country music sounded like from the mid-'90s to the mid-2000s. It is also what it claims to be, the definitive collection of Tracy Byrd.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2007
Label: Mca Nashville
UPC: 0602517167063
catalogNumber: 000813502

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tracy Byrd   Primary Artist
William Ruhlmann   Water Bucket
Andy Griggs   Background Vocals
Blake Shelton   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Marty Brown   Composer
Skip Ewing   Composer
Paul Overstreet   Composer
Jeff Stevens   Composer
Verlon Thompson   Composer
Gary "U.S." Bonds   Composer
Buddy Brock   Composer
Karen Staley   Composer
Stan Webb   Composer
Tracy Byrd   Producer
Michael Clark   Composer
Steve Bogard   Composer
Tony Brown   Producer
Jerry Crutchfield   Producer
Ted Hewitt   Composer
Sam Hogin   Composer
Dickey Lee   Composer
Monty Powell   Composer
Mark Sanders   Composer
Zack Turner   Composer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Richard Young   Composer
Bill Kenner   Composer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Mike Dekle   Composer
Rory Lee   Composer
Sara Majors   Composer
Mark Nesler   Composer
Danni Leigh   Composer
Danny Bear Mayo   Composer
Thom McHugh   Composer
Wayne Tester   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Byron Hill   Composer
Jerry Kilgore   Composer
Kerry Kurt Phillips   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Jerry Williams   Composer
Jimmy Wayne Barber   Composer
Michael Patrick Heeney   Composer
Marla Suzanne Cannon   Composer
Timothy Jon Johnson   Composer
Doug Cirder   Composer
Tony Martin   Composer

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