Chanteur Country US né Mark Nelson Chesnutt, le 6 Septembre 1963 à Beaumont (Texas).

Neo-honky tonker Mark Chesnutt parlayed a solid grounding in classic country into chart-topping stardom during the '90s. Born in Beaumont, TX, in 1963, Chesnutt grew up listening to his father's extensive country-record collection (Bob Chesnutt had been a locally popular singer who never hit it big, and thus worked as a used-car salesman). Chesnutt learned both guitar and drums, and made his professional singing debut with his father's band at age 15 on the local club scene. He even dropped out of high school for a time to pursue music, but later reconsidered and got his diploma; meanwhile, his father began taking him to Nashville for recording sessions. During the '80s, Chesnutt released singles on local labels like the San Antonio-based Axbar (where he also issued a full album, Doing My Country Thing) and the Houston-based Cherry. He also served as the house headliner at the Beaumont club Cutter's, where his band often featured future star Tracy Byrd. After around a decade of dues-paying, positive word-of-mouth finally helped Chesnutt land a record deal with MCA.
Chesnutt's debut album, Too Cold at Home, was released in 1990, and the title track became his first hit, climbing into the country Top Five. With a style that blended George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Bob Wills, Chesnutt went on to score four more Top Ten hits from the album: the number one "Brother Jukebox," "Blame It on Texas," "Your Love Is a Miracle," and "Broken Promise Land." By the time that string ran out, Chesnutt had finished his follow-up, 1992's Longnecks & Short Stories. It gave him four more Top Five singles in "Bubba Shot the Jukebox" (one of Chesnutt's signature songs), "Old Flames Have New Names," the chart-topping "I'll Think of Something," and "Ol' Country." Chesnutt kept his hit-machine status going on 1993's Almost Goodbye, which gave him three more chart-toppers in the title track, "It Sure Is Monday," and "I Just Wanted You to Know." 1994's What a Way to Live offered the number one "Gonna Get a Life" and the number two "Goin' Through the Big D."
For 1995's Wings, MCA briefly resurrected its Decca country imprint and made Chesnutt the flagship artist; while the album wasn't the hit factory of its predecessors, many critics dubbed it one of Chesnutt's most eclectic and consistent sets. Seeking to restore his commercial momentum, MCA issued Greatest Hits in 1996, and the new song "It's a Little Too Late" went all the way to number one. 1997's Thank God for Believers found Chesnutt back on MCA Nashville and produced a number two hit in the title cut. For 1999's I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, Chesnutt flirted with crossover material, namely the titular Diane Warren ballad that became a big hit for Aerosmith. Praised by many critics for its relative subtlety, Chesnutt's version topped the country charts for a month, and even reached the pop Top 20. Despite that success, the album's other singles didn't perform as well, and his 2000 follow-up album, Lost in the Feeling, was something of a flop in comparison to his past work. Chesnutt and MCA subsequently parted ways, and he signed with Columbia for 2002's Mark Chesnutt, which sold decently but didn't quite mark a return to past glories. That doesn't mean Chesnutt lost his audience, though, and he released Savin' the Honky Tonk on Vivaton Records in 2004, followed by Heard It in a Love Song from Cbuj Entertainment in 2006. Rollin' with the Flow appeared in 2008, followed by 2010's Outlaws, which featured covers of outlaw country classics.

http://www.markchesnutt.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Drums

Style musical : Traditional Country, Contemporary Country, Honky Tonk

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1981 SP AXEBAR AX-6010 (US) Mark CHESNUTT & The TEXAS PICKERS - Full Blooded Texan / Heaven On My Mind
1985 SP AXEBAR AX-6035 (US) Let's Make A Memory One More Time / Welcome Fool
07/1990 SP MCA 79054 (US) Too Cold At Home / Lucky Man
11/1990 SP MCA S7-53965 (US) Brother Jukebox / Hey You There In The Mirror
02/1991 SP MCA S7-54053 (US) Blame It On Texas / Danger At My Door
06/1991 SP MCA S7-54136 (US) Your Love Is A Miracle / Too Good A Memory
10/1991 SP MCA S7-54256 (US) Broken Primise Land / Friends In Low Places
02/1992 SP MCA S7-54334 (US) Old Flames Have New Names / Postpone The Pain
06/1992 SP MCA S7-54395 (US) I'll Think Of Something / Uptown Downtown (Misery's All The same)
10/1992 SP MCA S7-54471 (US) Bubba Shot The Jukebox / It's Not Over (If I'm Not Over You)
12/1992 SP MCA S7-54539 (US) Old Country / Talking To Hank
05/1993 SP MCA S7-54630 (US) It Sure Is Monday / I'm Not Getting Any Better At Goodbyes
08/1993 SP MCA S7-54718 (US) Almost Goodbye / Texas Is Bigger Than It Used To Be
11/1993 SP MCA S7-54768 (US) I Just Wanted You To Know / April's Fool
03/1994 SP MCA S7-54822 (US) Woman (Sensuous Woman) / Till A Better Memory Comes Along
07/1994 SP MCA S7-54887 (US) She Dreams / What A Way To Live
10/1994 SP MCA S7-54941 (US) Going Through The Big D / It's Almost Like You're Here
02/1995 SP MCA S7-54978 (US) Gonna Get A Life / Half Of Everything
06/1995 SP MCA S7-55050 (US) Down In Tennessee / This Side Of The Door
09/1995 SP MCA S7-55103 (US) Trouble / Strangers
12/1995 SP MCA S7-55164 (US) It Wouldn't Hurt To Have Wings / I May Be A Fool
04/1996 SP MCA S7-55198 (US) Wrong Place Wrong Time / As The Honky Tonk Turns
08/1996 SP MCA S7-55231 (US) It's A Little Too Late / King Of Broken Hearts
03/1997 SP MCA S7-55293 (US) Let It Rain / Going Through The Big D
07/1997 SP MCA S7-72014 (US) Thank God For Beievers / Hello Honky Tonk
12/1997 SP MCA S7-72031 (US) I Might Even Quit Lovin' You / Numbers On The Jukebox
12/1997 SP MCA S7-72036 (US) It's Not Over (with Vince GILL & Alison KRAUSS) / Useless
06/1998 SP MCA S7-72066 (US) Wherever You Are / Goodbye Heartache
12/1998 SP MCA S7-72078 (US) I Don't Want To Miss A Thing / Wherever You Are
04/1999 SP MCA S7-72090 (US) This Heartache Never Sleeps / That's The Way You Make An Ex
09/1999 SP DECCA 088172119-7 (US) Lost In The Feeling / I'll Let My Memory Take Me Home
05/2000 SP DECCA 088172162-7 (US) Fallin' Never Felt So Good / Love In The Hot Afternoon

Albums

1985 LP 12" AXEBAR 4148 (US) DOING MY COUNTRY THINGS - Welcome Fool / Price Of Getting High / Heartache Country / Since Drank My Way To Houston / Rodeo Cowboys / Country Girl / Running Out The Ways To Say I Love You / Let's Make A Memory One More Time / I'm A Texan / Heaven On My Mind
10/1990 CD MCA 10032 (US) TOO COLD AT HOME - Too Cold At Home / Brother Jukebox / Blame It On Texas / Your Love Is A Miracle / Broken Promise Land / Too Good A Memory / Friends In Low Places / Lucky Man / Hey You There In The Mirror / Danger At My Door
03/1992 CD MCA 10530 (US) LONGNECKS AND SHORT STORIES - Old Country / Old Flames Have New Names / I'll Think Of Something / It's Not Over (If I'm Not Over You) / Uptown Downtown (Mysery's All The Same) / Bubba Shot The Jukebox / Postpone The Pain / Talking To Hank / I'm Not Getting Any Better At Goodbyes / Who Will The Next Fool Be
06/1993 CD MCA 10851 (US) ALMOST GOODBYE - It Sure Is Monday / Woman (Sensuous Woman) / Almost Goodbye / I Just Wanted You To Know / April's Fool / Texas Is Bigger Than It Used To Be / My Heart's Too Broke (To Pay Attention) / Vickie Vance Gotta Dance / Till A Better Memory Comes Along, Will
09/1994 CD DECCA 11094 (US) WHAT A WAY TO LIVE - What A Way To Live / Live A Little / She Dreams / Going Through The Big D / Down In Tennessee / Gonna Get A Life / It's Almost Like You're Here / Rainy Day Woman / This Side Of The Door / Half Of Everything (And All Of My Heart)
10/1995 CD DECCA 11261 (US) WINGS - As The Honky Tonk Turns / King Of Broken Hearts / Trouble / I've Finally Broken Mine / Wrong Place Wrong Time / I May Be A Fool / It Wouldn't Hurt To Have Wings / Pride's Not Hard To Swallow / Settlin' For What They Get / Strangers
11/1996 CD DECCA 11529 (US) GREATEST HITS - Bubba Shot The Jukebox / Too Cold At Home / Blame It On Texas / Almost Goodbye / It's A Little Too Late / Old Country / Brother Jukebox / Gonna Get A Life / Let It Rain / It Sure Is Monday / Goin' Through The Big D / I'll Think Of Something
09/1997 CD DECCA 70006 (US) THANK GOD FOR BELIEVERS - Goodbye Heartache (Darling Welcome Home) / Thank God For Believers / Wherever You Are / I Might Even Quit Lovin' You / Numbers On The Jukebox / That Side Of You / Useless / Hello Honky Tonk / Any Ole Reason / It's Not Over (If I'm Not Over You)
02/1999 CD DECCA 70035 (US) I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing / This Heartache Never Sleeps / My Way Back Home / I'll Get You Back / That's The Way You Make An Ex / Tonight I'll Let My Memory Take Me Home / Jolie / What Was You Thinking / I'm Gone / Let's Talk About Our Love
05/2000 CD EDSEL 646 (UK) TOP MARK - HIS FIRST 20 HITS - Too Cold At Home / Brother Jukebox / Blame It On Texas [single remix] / Love Is A Miracle / Broken Promise Land / Old Flames Have New Names / I'll Think Of Something / Bubba Shot The Jukebox / Old Country / It Sure Is Monday / Almost Goodbye / I Just Wanted You To Know / Woman (Sensuous Woman) / She Dreams / Goin' Through The Big D [extended version] / Gonna Get A Life [single version] / Down in Tennessee / Trouble / It Wouldn't Hurt To Have Wings / Wrong Place, Wrong Time
10/2000 CD MCA 170125 (US) LOST IN THE FEELING - Fallin' Never Felt So Good / Confessin' My Love / Halfway Back To Birmingham / Try Being Me / Go Away / It Pays Big Money / Love In The Hot Afternoon / Angelina / Lost In The Feeling / Somewhere Out There Tonight
11/2001 CD MCA 170246 (US) THE MILLENNIUM COLLECTION - Too Cold At Home / Brother Jukebox / I'll Think Of Something / Your Love Is A Miracle / Bubba Shot The Jukebox / I Just Wanted You To Know / It Sure Is Monday / She Dreams / Gonna Get A Life / Thank God For Believers / It's A Little Too Late / I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
05/2002 CD COLUMBIA CK 86540 (US) MARK CHESNUTT - Don't Know Why I Do It / She Was / Sacred As A Sunday / I'm In Love With A Married Woman / Population Minus One / You'd Be Wrong / I Want My Baby Back / Just Right For You / My Dreams / I Drew Me / Good Night To Be Lonely
09/2004 CD VIVATON 1 (US) SAVIN' THE HONKY TONK - Somebody Save The Honky Tonks / I'm A Saint / The Lord Loves The Drinkin' Man / Would These Arms Be In Your Way / You Can't Do Me This Way / A Hard Secret To Keep / What Are We Doing In Love / Don't Ruin It For The Rest Of Us / Mama's House / Since You Ain't Home / Think Like A Woman / Then We Can All Go Home / Beer Bait And Ammo / My Best Drinkin' / Honky Tonk Heroes
09/2006 CD CBUJ ENT. 0702 (US) HEARD IT IN A LOVE SONG - Heard It In A Love Song / Dreaming In My Dreams / That Good That Bad / A Hard Secret To Keep / A Day In The Life Of A Fool / You Can't Find Many Kissers / Apartment #9 / A Shoulder To Cry On / Goodbye Comes Hard For Me / Lost Highway
04/2008 CD LOFTON CREEK 9012 (US) ROLLIN' WITH THE FLOW - Things To Do In Wichita / When You Love Her Like Crazy / Rollin' With The Flow / Going On Later On / Live To Be 100 / When I Get This Close To You / (Come On) The Whiskey's Fine / If The Devil Brought You Roses / Woman / Man In The Mirror / Long Way To Go / She Never Got Me Over You
06/2010 CD SAGUARO ROAD 25486 (US) OUTLAW - Black Rose / Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound / Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line / A Couple More Years / Need A Little Time Off For Bad Behavior / Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down / Are You Ready For The Country / Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) / Country State Of Mind / Freedom To Stay / Bloody Mary Morning / Desperados Waiting For A Train
09/2011 2 CD HUMPHEAD HUMP 115 (US) THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION - COMPLETE MCA SINGLES 1990-2000 :
CD 1 : Brother Jukebox / Too Cold At Home / Blame It On Texas / Broken Promise Land / Your Love Is A Miracle / Bubba Shot The Jukebox / I'll Think Of Something / Old Flames Have New Names / Almost Goodbye / I Just Wanted You To Know / It Sure Is Monday / Ol' Country / Goin' Through The Big D / She Dreams / Woman (Sensuous Woman)
CD 2 : Down In Tennessee / Gonna Get A Life / It Wouldn't Hurt To Have Wings / Trouble / Wrong Place, Wrong Time / It's A Little Too Late / It's Not Over (If I'm Not Over You) / Let It Rain / Thank God For Believers / I Don't Want To Miss A Thing / I Might Even Quit Lovin' You / Wherever You Are / This Heartache Never Sleeps / Fallin' Never Felt So Good / Lost In The Feeling

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