«The Keeper of the Stars» is a song written by Dickey Lee, Danny Mayo and Karen Staley, and recorded by American country music artist Tracy Byrd. It was released in February 1995 as the fourth and last single from his album No Ordinary Man, it went on to reach a peak of #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, behind «I Can Love You Like That» by John Michael Montgomery. A year after its release, it was named Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.
Initially, Byrd’s label (MCA Records) had not planned for «The Keeper of the Stars» to be a single, until his publicist realized that the song had been receiving positive feedback for it in concert. The fourth single from Byrd’s No Ordinary Man album, «The Keeper of the Stars» spent twenty weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, reaching a peak position of number two.
from the album No Ordinary Man
B-side «Pink Flamingos»
Released February 2, 1995
Songwriter(s) Dickey Lee Danny Mayo Karen Staley
Producer(s) Jerry Crutchfield