17 December 1966, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Neo-traditionalist country singer Byrd paid $8 to sing Hank Williams Your Cheatin Heart over a pre-recorded backing track in a shopping mall. The store manageress was so impressed by Byrds voice that she booked him for a talent show. On that show he sang Weary Blues and Folsom Prison Blues. He began a residency with Mark Chesnutt, at a local club Cutters and when Chestnutt began to have some chart success, Byrd formed his own band and took over the residency. He signed with MCA Records in 1992 and had to wait a year before he fitted in with their release schedule.
Byrds first records were honky tonk in the George Strait mould, but he has gradually found his own voice, starting with a remake of Johnny Paychecks Someone To Give My Love To in 1993. His major breakthrough came with the number 1 country hit Holdin...
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