Tracy Byrd at Hill Country

Tracy Byrd

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame artist Tracy Byrd will perform at the Backyard Music Hall inside Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country (3871 Stagg Drive) in Beaumont on Saturday, Dec. 26, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 and older. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com or at the venue. Born in Vidor, Byrd played the local honky tonks in Southeast Texas before becoming one of the most popular and successful country music acts in the business. With nine studio albums, more than 30 songs charted with a slew of No. 1 hits such as “Holdin’ Heaven” and “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo.” Two of his Greatest Hits albums reached Top 10 status thanks to the help of popular tracks “Drinkin’ Bone,” “The Truth About Men,” “Just Let Me Be in Love,” “I’m From the Country,” “Watermelon Crawl,” “Don’t Take Her She’s All I Got,” “Walking to Jerusalem,” “Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous” and “The Keeper of the Stars.” In reference to having a Southeast Texas influence, Byrd told The Examiner in a previous interview, “I believe it is the core of what I am. I mean the way I grew up, the sounds I heard, the parents I had, the friends I ran with, the woman I married, etc. It is what I am and what I am made of. I am authentic Southeast Texan.”

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