Ten Rounds

Ten Rounds

by Tracy Byrd


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Snarling guitars, a hard-driving rhythm section, and growling, macho vocals signal that Tracy Byrd's Ten Rounds is going the distance with a vengeance. The Texas dynamo's distinctive baritone voice has never been more effectively showcased than on the dozen well-turned songs here, which are given added ballast by the backing musicians' sure-handed feel for a variety of styles. The atmospheric "Just Let Me Be in Love" adds a south-of-the-border accent via Spanish guitar, which adds an eerie ambiance to Byrd's mournful plea to the woman of his dreams. On the other hand, a jubilant horn section conjures the appropriate party-hearty atmosphere to a surefire, rock-fueled summer classic, "Ten Rounds of Jose Cuervo," as Byrd shouts it out like he's had to adopt a defensive posture more than once after absorbing a few salt-encrusted concoctions. "Wildfire," Michael Martin Murphey's '70s evergreen, is reenergized by a dramatic, nuanced approach meant to underscore the hopes and dreams the mystical stallion represents. Getting into a hard-country workout, Byrd and Mark Chesnutt blend their voices on the sizzling "A Good Way to Get on My Bad Side," with its lyrical reference to Van Halen echoed in the razor-edged, serpentine guitar solos. Byrd lovers will be woozy when this one's over, because Ten Rounds delivers a flurry of hard punches with maximum impact.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2001
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078636700922
catalogNumber: 67009

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tracy Byrd   Primary Artist
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Marty Brown   Background Vocals
Mark Chesnutt   Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Curtis Wright   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
John Cowan   Background Vocals
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Larry Franklin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Tony Harrell   Keyboards,Synthesizer Strings
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
John Jarvis   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ
Paul Leim   Percussion,Drums
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Russ Pahl   Steel Guitar
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Tammy Pierce   Background Vocals
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Billy Joe Walker   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Telecaster
Bill Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Rivers Rutherford   Acoustic Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Andy Griggs   Background Vocals
Scotty Sanders   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Tracy Byrd   Producer
Julian King   Engineer
Steve Tillisch   Engineer
Billy Joe Walker   Producer
Jason Lehning   Engineer
Ricky Cobble   Engineer
Beth Lee   Art Direction
Casey Beathard   Composer
Michael Patrick Heeney   Composer
Marla Suzanne Cannon   Composer

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