Tracy Byrd to headline Panola County Chamber of Commerce banquet

Tracy Byrd performs at his Texas Country Music Hall of Fame induction in 2015.

Country music star Tracy Byrd has been announced as this year's entertainer for the 74th Panola County Chamber of Commerce banquet on Feb. 18.

Tickets are $40 each and must be purchased in advance at the Panola County Chamber of Commerce, 300 W. Panola St. in Carthage, or by calling (903) 693-6634.

The annual banquet honors include the Ambassador of the Year, the Chairman's Award, the Main Street Rising Star Award, Employee of the Year (sponsored by KGAS Radio) and the Citizen of the Year (sponsored by the Panola Watchman).

The banquet includes a heavy hor d'oeuvres reception at 6 p.m. and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m.