Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2002 Tracy Byrd ran in the Houston Marathon?

It's true! It was his first time to compete in a 26.2-mile race. He finished in four hours, 55 minutes, and was joined on the run by band members Cary Stone and Johnny Carpenter.

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Here are 5 little known truths about Tracy Byrd.

  • He used to work painting houses and working as a courier for a law firm; he was also the  former house act at Beaumont honkytonk Cutter's.
  • His hobbies include golf, Nascar races, fishing, hunting and scuba diving.
  • His favorite color is blue.
  • His musical influences include Bob Wills, Merle Haggard and George Strait.
  • His first recording session was in the "studio" in a shopping mall where he paid $8 to have his vocals recorded with pre-recorded instruments; he sang Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart".