Talking about Tracy Byrd‘s achievements, he has charted more than 40 country hit singles that entered into country chart. He also released 12 studio albums and 2 of those became his greatest hit albums of all time. He also accumulated 4 gold certifications and 1 double platinum certification awarded by RIAA. Now, do you want to hear one of his greatest hits single back in the 90s? Come, join me as I introduce to you his song “The Keeper of the Stars.”
Tracy Byrd’s Version of the Song “The Keeper of the Stars”
Byrd’s version of the song “The Keeper of the Stars” was released on February 2, 1995. This song was one of the soundtracks from his second studio album, No Ordinary Man. This album was produced by American country and pop producer Jerry Crutchfield. The single became Byrd’s highest-selling album, earning a double-platinum certification by RIAA.
Upon the release of the album, it has sold over two million copies in the United States. The album has produced 4 hit singles that have entered into the Billboard Hot 100 chart. These hit singles were “Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous,” “Watermelon Crawl,” “The First Step,” and “The Keeper of the Stars.”
The song “Keeper of the Stars” was written by Dickey Lee, Danny Mayo, and Karen Stanley. A year after the song was released, it was named Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.
About the Song
“Keeper of the Stars” is a ballad love song that speaks to the narrator’s lover, telling her that a third party must be responsible for bringing them closer together. Who is the third party that is involved in the relationship? In some real situations, the third party is the one who tries to ruin the relationship we have built.
But, contrary to the song, the third party being talked about is defined as the keeper of the stars, meaning he/she is the reason why the narrator’s relationship happened. He then realizes that no one could ever defeat his lover’s love, not even the love given by the keeper of the stars. Thus, when we learn to be content with the person we have now, we then attain peace of mind. Why? It is simply because we no longer get attracted to another person’s physical appearance, instead, we look up to the person we have now and have accepted him/her in our lives.