August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$76.00
Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 8 PM
Mark Chesnutt is one of country music’s treasures. His success includes 14 #1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums, five Gold records, a CMA Horizon Award, and the honor of being one of the most played artists on country music airwaves.
Chesnutt was born in Beaumont, Texas. He drew musical influence from his father, Bob Chesnutt, who was a singer and record collector. Chesnutt first played drums as a child after receiving a drum kit as a Christmas gift. Although at his father’s persuasion, he stopped playing drums and chose to focus on singing instead. Chesnutt has been married to the former Tracie Motley since 1992. The couple has three sons: Waylon, Casey, and Cameron. The birth of his sons also caused Chesnutt to tour less frequently. By the end of the 1990s, he wanted to be able to spend more time with his family.
Between 1990 and 2002, he had his greatest chart success recording for Universal Music Group Nashville’s MCA and Decca branches, with a total of eight albums between those two labels.
Chesnutt also charted twenty Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which eight reached No. 1: “Brother Juke Box”, “I’ll Think of Something”, “It Sure is Monday”, “Almost Goodbye”, “I Just Wanted You To Know”, “Gonna Get a Life”, “It’s a Little Too Late”, and a cover of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”. His first three albums for MCA (Too Cold at Home, Long Necks & Short Stories, and Almost Goodbye) along with a 1996 Greatest Hits package, are all Certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Chesnutt has been known for his neotraditionalist country and honky-tonk influences. He has recorded several cover songs as both singles and album cuts, including several artist covers.