Tracy Byrd and Neal McCoy set spring date for Southeast Texas
Country music star and Orange County-native Tracy Byrd will perform in concert at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, April 2, along with fellow country music artist Neal McCoy. Photo by Tommy Mann Jr.
By Tommy Mann Jr. – The Record
Two Texas-natives and very popular country music artists have scheduled a spring concert for Southeast Texas.
Country music stars Tracy Byrd and Neal McCoy will perform on Saturday, April 2 inside the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Tickets are $40 – $75 each and are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, including online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
Byrd, 49, is best known for his No. 1 hit singles, “Holdin’ Heaven” and “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo.” He has 13 Top 10 hits as well, including “Watermelon Crawl,” “The Keeper of the Stars,” “Don’t Take Her She’s All I Got,” and “I’m From the Country.” He has charted more than 30 songs during his career.
Byrd performed in Orange County in September of 2015 as part of the opening night festivities of the annual Showdown on the Sabine Tunnel Boat Races and the event, which was held at the Orange Riverfront Pavilion, was standing room only, and his most recent concert was Dec. 26, 2015, at Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country in Beaumont.
Byrd, a native of Vidor, was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in August of 2015 during the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Show inside the Carthage Civic Center in Carthage, Texas. He joined other legendary artists George Jones, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, Gene Autry, Mickey Gilley, Tanya Tucker, Buck Owens, The Gatlin Brothers and Tex Ritter as a member of the Hall of Fame.
For more information on this artist, find Tracy Byrd Music on Facebook.
Neal McCoy, a native of Jacksonville, Texas, is best known for his two No. 1 singles, “Wink” and “No Doubt About It,” both from the February 1994 album “No Doubt About It.” He has several other Top 10 singles to his credit, including “The Shake,” “You Gotta Love That,” “For a Change,” “The City Put the Country Back in Me,” and “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On.”
McCoy has two platinum albums and one gold record to his credit. His most recent CD, “XII,” was released through Blaster Music in March 2012 and featured Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert as co-producers of the album with Brent Rowan. Both Shelton and Lambert also sang backing vocals on the album’s first single, “A-OK.”
McCoy was the featured artist during the Bassmaster Elite Series “Sabine River Challenge” in March of 2013 and dazzled the extremely large audience with his showmanship and energy.
For more information on McCoy, visit www.nealmccoy.com on the Internet. Visit www.discoverbeaumont.com for more information on this show and other events in the City of Beaumont.