The Truth About Men

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Hitmaker Tracy Byrd flies high again with the chart-climbing title track to The Truth About Men, featuring guest vocals from Andy Griggs, Montgomery Gentry, and Blake Shelton. The disc also includes a live version of his last chart-topping single, "Ten Rounds with José Cuervo."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tracy Byrd is a bit of a goofball, which is a compliment. Unlike his second wave new traditionalist brethren, he realizes that a good part of country music is having a good time, and he refuses to take things too seriously. Add to that a good taste in songwriters -- something that can be particularly difficult for his peers, ...
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Hitmaker Tracy Byrd flies high again with the chart-climbing title track to The Truth About Men, featuring guest vocals from Andy Griggs, Montgomery Gentry, and Blake Shelton. The disc also includes a live version of his last chart-topping single, "Ten Rounds with José Cuervo."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tracy Byrd is a bit of a goofball, which is a compliment. Unlike his second wave new traditionalist brethren, he realizes that a good part of country music is having a good time, and he refuses to take things too seriously. Add to that a good taste in songwriters -- something that can be particularly difficult for his peers, especially in terms of ballads -- and you have somebody who's a reliable record maker, somebody who always has a good joke and a good ballad at hand. Since he's so consistent, he's easy to underrate, because he makes it all seem easy and he does it with a smile. A smash hit like "Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo" can provide an opportunity to reassess an artist, or at least to take stock of what he has to offer, and that happened with Byrd's 2001 album, Ten Rounds, yet another solid record that stood out from the pack due to that great song. For his follow-up, 2003's The Truth About Men, Byrd could have used that big hit to try something else, but he doesn't. He sticks to his tried and true neo-honky tonk and contemporary country ballad formula. But if a formula works, why try to change it? And The Truth About Men proves that the formula does work, offering smiles and slow dances in equal measure, all delivered with an offhand, guy-next-door charm from Byrd. Sometimes the slow tunes get a little too slow, sometimes the uptempo numbers are a little too silly the title track has a good premise but some of the jibes don't quite work, not least because the Die Hard 4 mentioned in the second verse as a film preference doesn't even exist, but these are minor quibbles since this is a fun record. It has good-time party songs like the cheerful "Drinkin' Bone" which is connected to the "party bone," after all and "How'd I Wind Up in Jamaica," which does Jimmy Buffett better than "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," Buffett's duet with Alan Jackson that was a smash hit the summer The Truth About Men was released, as well as good ballads like Rodney Crowell's "Making Memories of Us." By the time the record closes with a live version of "Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo," you're beyond wondering why it's here and just enjoying the ride. True, this album doesn't offer much different than other Byrd records, but song for song, it's one of his finest efforts and a hell of a lot of fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2003
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 078636707327
  • Catalog Number: 67073
  • Sales rank: 370,172

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tracy Byrd Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Jim Cox Piano
Randall Dennis Piano
Dan Dugmore Dobro, Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
John Hobbs Piano
John Jarvis Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ
Paul Leim Percussion, Drums
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis Background Vocals
JayDee Mannes Steel Guitar
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Glenn Worf Bass
Reggie Young Electric Guitar
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Mandolin
Michael Hart Thompson Electric Guitar
Neil Thrasher Background Vocals
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Leland Sklar Bass
Gabe Witcher Fiddle
Troy Lancaster Electric Guitar
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Andy Griggs Vocals
Montgomery Gentry Vocals
Blake Shelton Vocals
John J. Moore Bass, Background Vocals
Larry Shelton Trumpet
Billy Carpenter Drums
John Lee Carpenter Fiddle
Stacy Clark Trumpet
Mark Matoska Steel Guitar
Carey Stone Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Tracy Byrd Producer
Bob Bullock Engineer
Ed Seay Mastering
Ed Thacker Engineer
Steve Tillisch Engineer
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Producer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Russ Harrington Cover Photo
Benny Quinn Mastering
Ken Fredette Reissue Design
Wade Hunt Art Direction
Casey Beathard Composer
Sam Story Engineer
Dan Wells Composer
Courtney Bentz grooming
Michael Patrick Heeney Composer
Marla Suzanne Cannon Composer
Marla Cannon-Goodman Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The TRUTH About Men

    That song is really the truth about men. That and the song "Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo" are the only Tracy Byrd song's I have heard.

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