Tracy Byrd + I'm from the Country

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Riley Johnson

Updated

April 12, 2024

Updated

April 12, 2024

Updated

April 12, 2024

Released in May 1998, “I’m from the Country” is Tracy Byrd’s hit song that’s much like an ode to the daily-ness of country life. Marty Brown wrote the song and was then finished with co-writers Stan Webb and Richard Young, the rhythm guitarist for The Kentucky Headhunters. 

This track from his fifth album, together with “I Wanna Feel That Way Again,” reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in 1998. It was on the charts for 28 weeks, with its highest peak at number three. For seventeen weeks, the song was on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at rank 63. 

Meaning Behind the Song

With an up-tempo vibe that takes pride in twelve-bar blues and riffs from the fiddle, electric guitar, and Hammond organ, “I’m from the Country” takes the love for country life to stride. 

Tracy Byrd’s hit single resonated with audiences. His experiences growing up in a small town in Texas have greatly influenced his music, often reflecting themes of love, family, and enjoying life to the fullest.

The lyrics tell the story of someone proud of his roots and the lifestyle that he lives with his peers. “We’re from the country, and we like it that way” shows the sincerity of the track, especially as the song describes a close-knit community where the “folks are real” and everyone treats each other as friends. 

Watch the video of “I’m from the Country” by Tracy Byrd below and get a glimpse of the country life. 


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