It’s been a while since the Cedartown Performing Arts Center has hosted live music, but that long streak off is about to come to a close, and there’s more than a month to get tickets for the limited seats available.
CPAC Director Oscar Guzman said that he’s excited by the opportunity that Cedartown has to host Tracy Byrd coming up on April 8, 2021. Alongside Byrd will be special guest Ray Scott to join in the concert, set for a 7:30 p.m. start.
“It’s going to be our first concert since the shutdown,” Guzman said. “We’re excited to have people back in the building, but we’ll only be able to seat every other row.”
Ticket prices are starting at $65 per person plus online processing fees, and go up in price according to the distance to the stage. Additionally, Guzman said there is a $100 VIP ticket available per person plus fees, that includes a poster signed by Tracy Byrd.
COVID-19 restrictions will remain in place requiring social distancing and wearing a mask is encouraged during the concert.
The CPAC will be serving normal concessions during the evening, and multiple areas will be available for those attending to help ensure no crowds gather around areas where drinks and snacks can be purchased.
Tracy Byrd is known for such hits as “Watermelon Crawl,” “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo,” “Big Love,” “Don’t Take Her She’s All I Got,” and more.
His career took off with the 1993 single “Holdin’ Heaven” but most remember the “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo” from 2002, which went to No. 1 on the country music charts.
Additionally, this from the CPAC’s announcement post on Cedartownshows.com about Byrd:
Through all of these years Byrd became a promoter favorite on the road, performing over 4000 exciting shows across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia from 1992 until 2009! He then say’s he needed a break to take care of himself and his most precious thing, his family, wife Michelle, daugter Evee, and son’s Logan and Jared, who had taken a backseat to his career for year’s. He did not perform from 2010-2013, but in 2014 he got back to the music with a new band and a new found sobriety and love of the thing he enjoys so much. Say’s Byrd, “These day’s my life has great balance, with my music being a part of it, not all of it. I can honestly say I have never enjoyed it more!!”
Byrd went back in the studio in June of 2016 and started work on his first project in 10 years. Recorded completely in Tyler, Texas at Rosewood Studios, that album is appropriatelly titled, All American Texan, which is exactly what he is and has always been. This album features 8 tracks written by Byrd, a fact he is very proud of. The album was released in October of 2016 and has been very well received by his fans and critics alike.
Joining him on stage is Ray Scott, who garnered attention with his 2005 debut album “My Kind of Music” and the title track was a Top 40 hit that year, and has been releasing albums ever since and gained popularity on SiriusXM, and most recently released a second EP titled “Nowhere Near Done” in February 2020.