Throwback Thursday: Trace Adkins and Bayou on Stage at a Club in Dallas Back in 1985 [Watch]
Many around here recall that country star Trace Adkins' first band he fronted was based out of Acadiana and was called Bayou.
For a few years in the mid-80s, Bayou was one of the hottest country bands in the Texas-Louisiana circuit.
While Trace moved on to national acclaim in the mid-90s after signing a record deal with Capitol Nashville, the other members of the band have all enjoyed success nationally and regionally in their own rights.
Steve Grisaffe, in particular, also had a record deal with Capitol Nashville in the late 90s as a member of the band River Road.
Steve recently shared a couple of videos from the Bayou Band days with Trace Adkins that are just perfect for "Throwback Thursday."
Check out the band swapping lead vocals on a rocker entitled "Gonna Have a Party" and an original that garnered some regional airplay called "Bayou Sunrise."
These videos are from the band's gig at a Dallas, Texas bar called Belle Starr Club.
You may notice in the second video that Trace is introduced as Tracy. That's because Tracy is his real name.
He switched to Trace when he signed his record deal because there were already two pretty big artists out at the time with the first name Tracy -- Lawrence and Byrd.