This weekend’s event Country on the Rocks held entertainment for everyone with the 2018 Downtown Throwdown Winners The Brittany Oviedo Band kicking off the show, along with Sonny’s Holiday, Tracy Byrd, and headliner Diamond Rio. Fans sang, couples danced, and 1 young couple even got engaged in front of the crowd on stage between acts. Saturday’s event brought people in over 1800 people from the local area and even out of state.
Glenn and Edna Coonrod from Greenwood, Missouri have been fans of Tracy Byrd since the 1990s, just shortly after Glenn retired. The couple went to their first Tracy Byrd concert in 1994 and have met him several times. Over the course of over 20 years, the couple has seen and traveled to over 400 of his shows.
Last December, Byrd called the couple on stage to celebrate their 400th show. Byrd serenated the couple and gifted them with a signed guitar, cowboy hat, and t-shirts with “400” on the back that could be seen in the dark with glowing ink.
Saturday’s event was their 413th time to see Tracy Byrd in concert. The couple told KBest News that they average 20-30 shows a year.
When asked how he felt about the dedication of his fans Edna and Glenn, Byrd stated that the couple, both, are wonderful people.
“I worry about them getting out and traveling so far because they’re both in their 80s and they’re still out there [attending shows],” said Byrd. “They’re amazing people.”