- Released: February 23, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: MCA Nashville
- 1.When Mama Ain't Happy - (previously unreleased)
- 2.Someone To Give My Love To
- 3.Holdin' Heaven
- 4.Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich And Famous
- 5.Watermelon Crawl
- 6.Keeper Of The Stars, The - (Radio version)
- 7.Love Lessons
- 8.Heaven In My Woman's Eyes
- 9.Big Love
- 10.Don't Take Her She's All I Got
- 11.I'm From The Country
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel includes: Tracy Byrd (vocals); Randy Scruggs (acoustic guitar); Larry Byrom (electric guitar); Robby Turner (steel guitar); Aubrey Haynie (fiddle); John Barlow Jarvis (piano); Michael Rhodes (bass); Owen Hale (drums, percussion); Curtis Young, John Wesley Ryles (background vocals).
Engineers include: Steve Marcantonio.
Includes liner notes by Robert K. Oermann.
Byrd's first hits collection shows off his two main strengths--romantic ballads and light-hearted dance numbers--to full effect. The album includes a sampling from each of Byrd's five albums, all delivered in the deep, resonant voice that made him a major country star of the '90s. On the fun side, you'll find Byrd's goofy live favorite "Watermelon Crawl," the hilarious "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich & Famous," the booming "Big Love" and the title track of his album I'M FROM THE COUNTRY. Byrd's skills as a romantic crooner are on display in "Love Lessons," the well-written "Heaven In My Woman's Eyes," his version of Johnny Paycheck's "Someone to Give Me Love To" and his signature tune "The Keeper of the Stars."
It's worth noting that this version of "Keeper of the Stars"--a classic wedding song if every there was one--is the hit single version, which has never before been available on an album. Rounding out the package is one new song, "When Mama Ain't Happy," another fun track that's tailor-made for country dance floors. Byrd fans, as well as fans of '90s country in general, will find KEEPERS a welcome addition to their collections.