Tracy Byrd performs “Keeper Of The Stars” On Grand Ole Opry 1995.

The song reached number # 2 on the charts of U.S Hot Country songs, the song remained 20 weeks on the charts. On the Canada Country Tracks lists, I reach number # 5. A year after its realesed, it was called Song of the Year by the country music academy.

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Keeper Of The Stars:

Album cover Tracy Byrd ( MCA 1994 )
Album cover Tracy Byrd ( MCA 1994 )

The Keeper of the Stars, a song written by Dickey Lee, Danny Mayo and Karen Staley, was recorded by Tracy Byrd for the MCA label, along with the other songs on the album, was recorded, in January 1994, in Front Stage Studio, Nashville, TN and Sound Stage Studio, 10 Music Circle South, Nashville, TN, Tracy was accompanied on the recording by: Brent Mason (guitar), Steve Gibson (guitar), Pat Flynn (guitar), Weldon Myrick and Sonny Garrish (steel), Glenn Worf and David Hungate (bass), Eddie Bayers and Lonnie Wilson (drums), Kenny Sears (fiddle), Mitch Humphries (piano), John B. Jarvis (synthesizer), Curtis Young, Dennis Wilson and Greg Gordon (background vocals). With the production of Jerry Crutchfield, the single was released on February 2, 1995, on May 6, 1995, reached number # 2 on the charts of U.S Hot Country songs, the song remained 20 weeks on the charts. On the Canada Country Tracks lists, I reach number # 5. A year after its realesed, it was called Song of the Year by the country music academy.

The song was included in Tracy’s second studio album, No Ordinary Man (MCA 1994), the album was released on June 7, 1994, and on April 8, 1995, it reached number # 3 on the US charts. Top Country Albums, on the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts, reached # 11. The album was certified double platinum in the USA.

Byrd re-recorded the song again in 2001 for his album Ten Rounds, and that particular recording was repeated in his 2005 Greatest Hits package.

Tracy Byrd – Keeper Of The Stars Lyrics

It was no accident me finding you
Someone had a hand in it
Long before we ever knew
Now I just can’t believe you’re in my life
Heaven’s smilin’ down on me
As I look at you tonight

I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars
He sure knew what he was doin’
When he joined these two hearts
I hold everything
When I hold you in my arms
I’ve got all I’ll ever need
Thanks to the keeper of the stars

Soft moonlight on your face oh how you shine
It takes my breath away
Just to look into your eyes
I know I don’t deserve a treasure like you
There really are no words
To show my gratitude

So I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars
He sure knew what he was doin’
When he joined these two hearts
I hold everything
When I hold you in my arms
I’ve got all I’ll ever need
Thanks to the keeper of the stars

It was no accident me finding you
Someone had a hand in it
Long before we ever knew.

Single Tracy Byrd ( MCA 1994 )
Single Tracy Byrd ( MCA 1994 )

Miquel Batlle
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