Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Truth About Men
Genres: Country, Pop
Like most every other talented contemporary singer, Byrd constantly maneuvers through a treacherous minefield: Music Row's insistence on compromises to assure "a wider audience" (read: radio airplay). He's faced that dilem... more »
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Like most every other talented contemporary singer, Byrd constantly maneuvers through a treacherous minefield: Music Row's insistence on compromises to assure "a wider audience" (read: radio airplay). He's faced that dilemma on nearly all of his albums, which include a couple of gems amid a bed of marginal, trite, or even unlistenable material. A bit of the latter leaks into the mix this time as well--the banality of "How'd I Wind Up in Jamaica" and a live version of "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo" reflect Nashville's obsessions with Jimmy Buffett-flavored fare. However, it's uphill from there. The title track (with Andy Griggs, Montgomery Gentry, and Blake Shelton) both celebrates and spoofs macho stereotypes. Portraits of small-town life in "Tiny Town" and "That's What Keeps Her Getting By" do far more to reflect Byrd's heart and substance. Even the barroom singalong "Drinkin' Bone" succeeds by fusing an animated vocal with a crackling arrangement (think the Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women"). Beyond the throwaways, it's reassuring that, overall, Byrd's understated poignancy, sensitivity, and swagger-with-a-wink prove triumphant. --Rich Kienzle
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Romantic and Alive!
Alicia | CA | 12/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For Country Music fans, especially fans of Tracy Byrd, this is a MUST have CD! Tracy Byrd has given off great music in the past years but his CD's just keep getting better and better! This CD is filled with EVERYTHING. Fun and goofy...to heart-touching tear jerkers...and smooth and crisp romantic country songs.A few songs will catch you off guard with the first sentence, and make you think WHAT?! But the song gets better. For example, his song "You Feel Good"...starts off with "I like sleeping in the nude when it's hot and the moon is cool". The song is definately a Husband and Wife song...Another romantic...yet upbeat song is "Baby put your clothes on". It's a nice dancing song! And one of my favaorites is "Making memories of us". The lyrics just steal your attention..."I want to sleep with you forever I want to die in your arms in a Cabin by a meadow where the wild bees swarm..." Tracy Byrd truly has an amazing voice for all these songs! They send chills throughout your body!In addition to these, there are wonderful down-to-earth songs like "Tiny Town". And all songs are truthful...especially "The Truth About Men!" The first time I heard this song I thought it was AWFUL because of what it said, now I find it hilarious! I just hope whoever I end up marrying is different than the MAJORITY of men! Haha! WONDERFUL CD GO BUY IT!"
Welcome back, Tracy!!!!!!!!!
Dee Haskins | Port Allegany, PA | 11/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is wonderful. Thank you Tracy for recording again after too long of an absence on the charts. "Drinkin' Bone" and the "Truth about Men" are good ol' honky tonk songs. Country music has wandered away from its roots. Some of the artists seem to be changing to songs that are not in the title of "country" - REAL honest to goodness country music. That is just sad in my opinion. This new CD by Tracy has well been worth the wait! I give it 5 stars! Dee Haskins"
Brand new to Tracy Byrd's music...already luvin' it
Anthony Chiu | Vancouver, CANADA | 01/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the only Tracy Byrd album that I own at the moment, aside from his the 20th Century Masters version of his greatest hits. T-Byrd...great voice, and talented, who deserves a little more airplay and attention. This is REAL country!"