Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

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by Tracy Byrd
     
 

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Tracy Byrd's first hits compilation, 1999's Keepers: Greatest Hits, covered his hits for MCA during the '90s, as did his second, 2001's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (eight of its ten songs were on Keepers as well). His third collection is 2005's Greatest Hits and it's the first to cover his recordings for RCA in the 2000sSee more details below

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Tracy Byrd's first hits compilation, 1999's Keepers: Greatest Hits, covered his hits for MCA during the '90s, as did his second, 2001's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (eight of its ten songs were on Keepers as well). His third collection is 2005's Greatest Hits and it's the first to cover his recordings for RCA in the 2000s. While this is only three albums -- 1999's It's About Time, 2001's Ten Rounds, and 2003's The Truth About Men -- it is a period of time that not only gave Byrd his biggest hit with "Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo," but found him coming into his own as a funny, loose-limbed neo-traditional country singer. His material wasn't only become more distinctive, so were his performances, and the best moments of these three records were ridiculously fun. Most, but not all, of those performances are collected on Greatest Hits, along with two new songs -- the rowdy road trip anthem "Johnny Cash" and the even better "Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman" -- and new versions of his MCA hits "Watermelon Crawl," "Keeper of the Stars," and "I'm From the Country." Often, re-recorded tunes for hits collections are rote, perfunctory filler, but these three tunes illustrate how Byrd has hit his stride; they equal, or arguably eclipse, the originals and help keep the record moving along at a rapid clip. Yes, a couple of charting singles are missing -- 2000's "Love, You Ain't Seen the Last of Me" and 2004's "How'd I Wind Up in Jamaica" -- and since this clocks in at a mere 12 tracks, they really could have fit on here, but that aside, this is an otherwise impeccable collection that's nothing but pure fun.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2005
Label:
Bna Entertainment
UPC:
0828766486124
catalogNumber:
64861

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tracy Byrd   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Mark Chesnutt   Vocals
Joe Carter   Harmonica
Steve Gibson   Electric Guitar
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello   Bass,Bass Guitar
Pat Buchanan   Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
John Jarvis   Piano,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Paul Leim   Drums
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums
Kenny Sears   Fiddle
Steve Tillisch   Overdubs
Billy Joe Walker   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass,Bass Guitar
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Reggie Young   Electric Guitar
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Neil Thrasher   Background Vocals
Tony Castle   Overdubs
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Michael "Bear" Taliferro   Background Vocals
Joe Lee Carter   Harmonica,Background Vocals
Casey Wood   Overdubs
Adam Shoenfeld   Electric Guitar
Mike Taliaferro   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Marty Brown   Composer
Mark Chesnutt   Duet
Skip Ewing   Composer
Paul Overstreet   Composer
Buddy Brock   Composer
Karen Staley   Composer
Stan Webb   Composer
Tracy Byrd   Producer,Audio Production
Dickey Lee   Composer
Keith Stegall   Composer
George Teren   Composer
Steve Tillisch   Engineer
Zack Turner   Composer
Billy Joe Walker   Producer,Audio Production
Richard Young   Composer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Benny Quinn   Mastering
Rory Lee   Composer
Mark Nesler   Composer
Tony Castle   Engineer
Danny Bear Mayo   Composer
Vicky McGehee   Composer
Rivers Rutherford   Composer
Annie Tate   Composer
Sam Tate   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Dave Berg   Composer
Kerry Kurt Phillips   Composer
Casey Wood   Engineer
Astrid Herbold May   Art Direction,Cover Design
John Rich   Composer
Jimmy Wayne Barber   Composer
Michael Patrick Heeney   Composer
Marla Suzanne Cannon   Composer
Timothy Jon Johnson   Composer
Molly Craytor   grooming
Rodney Clawson   Composer
Tony Martin   Composer

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