Byrd returns to the road
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
– Tracy Byrd is heading back on the road for an extended tour starting in February.
Byrd, who has been inactive in recent years outside of Texas, will play some dates with fellow Beaumont, Texas artist Mark Chesnutt.
Byrd has released 34 singles and 10 studio albums, including four certified gold, one platinum and one double platinum by the RIAA. Among his hits are "Holdin' Heaven," "Watermelon Crawl," "Big Love," "I'm From The Country," "Ten Rounds of Jose Cuervo," "Drinkin' Bone" and "The Keeper of the Stars," which won the CMA Song of the Year honor.
"I am really enjoying getting back out on the road," said Byrd. "I loved spending time off watching the kids grow, but I have missed seeing the legion of fans that we had gained over the years. I look forward to reconnecting with them on the road."
Byrd's last release was "All American Texan" in 2016.
Tour dates are:
Feb. 2 - Buck Owens' Crystal Palace / Bakersfield, Calif.
Feb. 4 - The Saddle Rack / Fremont, Calif.
Feb. 5 - Harris Center For The Arts / Folsom, Calif.
Feb. 6 - Gallo Center For The Arts / Modesto, Calif.
Feb. 7-8 - Del E. Webb Center For The Arts / Wickenburg, Ariz.
Feb. 9 - The Liberty / Roswell, N.M.
Feb. 15 - Private / Vidor, Texas
Feb. 16 - Dosey Doe / The Woodlands, Texas
Feb. 17 - Diamond Jacks Casino and Hotel / Bossier City, La.
Feb. 21 - Liberty Hal / Tyler, Texas
Feb. 22 - Hippodrome / Waco, Texas
Feb. 23 - Arlington Music Hall / Arlington, Texas (Daytime Show)
Feb. 23 - Matagorda Country Fair / Bay City, Texas (Nighttime Show)
March 1 - Marshfest / Winnie, Texas
March 22 - Redneck Country Club / Stafford, Texas
March 23 - Ford Of Boerne Ribbon Cutting / Boerne, Texas (Daytime Show)
March 23 - Twisted J Live / Stephenville, Texas (Nighttime Show)
March 28 - Imogene Theater / Milton, Fla.
March 29 - The Stockyard / Holiday, Fla.
March 30 - The Ranch / Fort Meyers, Fla.
March 31 - Orange Blossom Opry / Weisdale, Fla.
April 5 - Coyote Joe's / Charlotte, N.C. - (Beaumont Boys show)
April 6 - Red Barn Convention Center / Winchester, Ohio
April 12 - Choctaw Casino / Pocola, Okla.
April 13 - Delta Downs / Vinton, La.
April 25 - Cahoots / Lebanon, Tenn.
April 26 - Saddle Up Saloon / Indianapolis, Ind.
April 27 - Arcada Theater / St. Charles, Ill.
May 18 - Lee County Fair / Giddings, Texas
June 1 - Billy Bob's Texas / Fort Worth, Texas
June 12 - Merryman Performing Arts Center / Kearney, Neb.
June 14 - Kickin' Country Festival / Karlstad, Minn.
June 28 - Big Texas / Spring, Texas
June 29 - Johnny's Steaks & BBQ / Saldo, Texas
July 24 - Cowlitz County Fair / Longview, Wash.
July 26 - Canyon Country Fair / Caldwell, Idaho
July 29 - Montana State Fair / Great Falls, Mont.
Aug. 3 - Deerasic Classic / Cambridge, Ohio
Aug. 6 - Umatilla County Fair / Hermiston, Ore.
Aug. 7 - Tillamook County Fair / Tillamook , Ore.
Aug. 8 - Riverfront Amphitheater / Albany, Ore.
Aug. 23 - Cotton Eyed Joe / Knoxville, Tenn.
Aug. 24 - Garden City Bicentennial / Garden City, Ga.
Oct. 25 - Bluegate Theater / Shipshewana, Ind.
Dec. 14 - Redneck Country Club / Stafford, Texas
Dec. 21 - Jefferson Theater / Beaumont, Texas
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