Tracy Byrd will be the newest inductee to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.
The 48-year-old singer made his debut to the country scene in 1993 and went on to score his first No. 1 hit with “Holdin’ Heaven”. Byrd has released nine studio albums over the course of his career and has charted more than 30 hit singles. The country star says he’s thankful for his successes and longtime dedication from his fans.
“I just wanted one hit and that came along and then a bunch more came along,” Byrd said in a recent interview with KBMT. “It’s kind of just a progression of hard work and some luck and being in the right place but it’s wonderful, I didn’t know it would ever come, but I’m glad that it’s here.”
Byrd independently released his last album, Different Things, in 2007. Just two years later, Byrd decided to step away from the music industry and touring scene to spend time at home in Beaumont, Texas with his wife and three children. He has publicly stated that he doesn’t plan on returning to the studio or the road until his children have fully grown.
The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Civic Center in Carthage, Texas.