• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Adkins Publicity

Exclusive PR / Publicity Representation of Gene Watson / Contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville

For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2004, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Mark Chesnutt, which he submitted to this site on Monday 4 October 2004.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Mark Chesnutt who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



Mark Chesnutt
This quote was submitted on Monday 4 October 2004.

'I have been a Gene Watson fan all my life.

I was singing his songs in the clubs in south east Texas for years before I got a record deal.



I have had the chance to be in a show with Gene a few times and even recorded 'Love in the Hot Afternoon' on one of my CDs.

He is truly one of country music's best voices and an all round great man'.

Thank you, Mark Chesnutt, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Mark Chesnutt...



Mark Chesnutt was born Mark Nelson Chesnutt on Friday 6 September 1963 in Beaumont, Texas and is the second son of Bob Chesnutt and Norma Jean Nicholas.

Mark Chesnutt learned to love music from his father, who was a singer and record collector.  Mark Chesnutt dropped out of school after his sophomore year of high school to begin playing with his father in clubs around south-east Texas.

When he was seventeen years old, Mark Chesnutt's father began to take him to Nashville, to begin recording.

For the next ten years, Mark Chesnutt began to record on small regional record labels while he was the house band for local Beaumont nightclub Cutters.  Mark Chesnutt slowly gathered a large fanbase who loved to hear his traditional country music style.



By the late 1980s, Mark Chesnutt had seen the release of eight singles, which would later be released together on 'Doing My Country Thing' (Axbar Records, 1988).

In 1988, Mark Chesnutt recorded and saw the release of his first album, 'Doing My Country Thing' (Axbar Records, 1988), on Axbar Records, a private independent record label; the vinyl version of the album is now considered a collector's item.

Mark Chesnutt's first album, 'Doing My Country Thing' (Axbar Records, 1988), which was produced by Joe Scates, included the following tracks:

'Welcome Fool' (written by Dave Loggins)
'Price of Getting High' (written by Ricky Marshall)
'Heartache County' (written by Michael Cross)
'Since I Drank My Way to Houston' (written by Brad Brinkley)
'Rodeo Cowboys' (written by Joe Manning and Paul Hotchkiss)
'Country Girl' (written by Mark Nesler)
'Running Out The Ways to Say I Love You' (written by Mark Chesnutt)
'Let's Make a Memory One More Time' (written by Mark Nesler)
'I'm a Texan' (written by Wesley Cox)
'Heaven on My Mind' (written by Ray Sanders and Daryl Hall)

Mark Chesnutt's first album, 'Doing My Country Thing' (Axbar Records, 1988), was recorded, between 1984 and 1986, in San Antonio, Texas.



In 1990, Mark Chesnutt signed to MCA Records in 1990 and saw the release, on Friday 14 September 1990, of his second album, 'Too Cold at Home' (MCA Records, 1990).

Mark Chesnutt's national debut came in 1990 with 'Too Cold at Home', which was written by Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 - Tuesday 30 May 2006); Mark's debut single from 'Too Cold at Home' (MCA Records, 1990) peaked at No.3 on the Billboard country music singles chart.

Mark Chesnutt's 'Too Cold at Home' (MCA Records, 1990) included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Too Cold at Home', which was written by Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 - Tuesday 30 May 2006) (No.3, 1990)
'Brother Jukebox', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014) (No.1 for one week in February 1991)
'Blame it on Texas' (written by Ronnie Rogers and Mark Wright) (No.5, 1991)
'Your Love is a Miracle' (written by Bill Kenner and Mark Wright) (No.3, 1991)
'Broken Promise Land' (written by Bill Rice and Sharon Rice) (No.10, 1991)

Mark Chesnutt's 'Too Cold at Home' (MCA Records, 1990) also included the following tracks:

'Too Good a Memory' (written by Lewis Anderson and Mark Wright)
'Friends in Low Places' (written by Earl Bud Lee and Dewayne Blackwell)
'Lucky Man' (written by Ronnie Rogers and Mark Wright)
'Hey You There in the Mirror', which was written by Jim Rushing and Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015)
'Danger at My Door' (written by Mark Wright)

Two of these singles, 'Broken Promise Land' (written by Bill Rice and Sharon Rice), and 'Brother Jukebox', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014), were previously recorded by other artists.

 

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded 'Broken Promise Land' (written by Bill Rice and Sharon Rice) and included the track on 'Turn The Page' (RCA Records, 1985).

Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) recorded 'Brother Jukebox', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014), and included the track on 'I Wonder Do You Think of Me' (RCA Records, 1989).

'Brother Jukebox', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014) was recorded by Don Everly, whose version reached No.96 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1977.



Mark Chesnutt's 'Too Cold at Home' (MCA Records, 1990) also included 'Friends in Low Places' (written by Earl Bud Lee and DeWayne Blackwell), which was recorded by Garth Brooks, who included the track on 'No Fences' (Capitol Records, 1990).

Garth Brooks' rendition of 'Friends in Low Places' (written by Earl Bud Lee and DeWayne Blackwell), which was released as a single in late 1990, was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for four weeks in October / November 1990.



On Saturday 21 March 1992, Mark Chesnutt saw the release of his second album for MCA Records, 'Longnecks & Short Stories' (MCA Records, 1992), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Old Flames Have New Names' (written by Bobby Braddock and Rafe VanHoy) (No.5, 1992)
'I'll Think of Something' (written by Bill Rice and Jerry Foster) (No.1 for one week in August / September 1992)
'Bubba Shot The Jukebox', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) (No.4, 1992)
'Ol' Country', which was written by Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 - Tuesday 30 May 2006) (No.4, 1993)

Mark Chesnutt's 'Longnecks & Short Stories' (MCA Records, 1992) also included the following tracks:

'It's Not Over (if I'm not over you)' (written by Mark Wright and Larry Kingston) / this track featured guest vocals from Vince Gill and Alison Krauss
'Uptown, Downtown (misery's all the same)', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) and Ron Peterson
'Postpone the Pain' (written by Gary Scruggs and Mark Wright)
'Talking to Hank', which was written by Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 - Tuesday 30 May 2006) / this track was a duet with George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013)
'I'm Not Getting Any Better at Goodbyes' (written by Steve Earle)
'Who Will the Next Fool Be?', which was written by Charlie Rich (Wednesday 14 December 1932 - Tuesday 25 July 1995)



Hank Williams Junior recorded 'I'll Think of Something' (written by Bill Rice and Jerry Foster) and included the track on 'Living Proof' (MGM Records, 1974); the track reached No.7 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1974.



Reba McEntire recorded 'It's Not Over (if I'm not over you)' (written by Mark Wright and Larry Kingston) and included on 'My Kind of Country' (MCA Records, 1984).



On Monday 10 November 2014, England's Hux Records released Reba McEntire's 'My Kind of Country' (MCA Records, 1984), along with 'Just a Little Love' (MCA Records, 1984), as a special 2-for-1 CD set (HUX142).



Mark Chesnutt later included 'It's Not Over (if I'm not over you)' (written by Mark Wright and Larry Kingston) on 'Thank God for Believers' (MCA Records, 1997); the track was released as a single in 1998 and reached No.34 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart.



On Tuesday 27 October 1992, George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) saw the release of 'Walls Can Fall' (MCA Nashville Records, 1992).

One of the included tracks was 'I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair', which was written by Billy Yates, Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012) and Kerry Kurt Phillips; the track featured guest vocals from Alan Jackson, T. Graham Brown, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Mark Chesnutt, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Joe Diffie, Clint Black and Garth Brooks, and won a Country Music Association (CMA) Award for 'Vocal Event of the Year' in 1992.



On Tuesday 22 June 1993, Mark Chesnutt saw the release of his third album for MCA Records, 'Almost Goodbye' (MCA Records, 1993), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'It Sure is Monday', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) (No.1 for one week in August 1993)
'Almost Goodbye' (written by Billy Livsey) (No.1 for one week in November 1993)
'I Just Wanted You to Know' (written by Tim Menzies and Gary Harrison) (No.1 for one week in March 1994)
'Woman, Sensuous Woman' (written by Gary S. 'Flip' Paxton) (No.21, 1993)

Mark Chesnutt's third album for MCA Records, 'Almost Goodbye' (MCA Records, 1993), also included the following tracks:

'April's Fool' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Glenn Gordon and David Lott)
'Texas is Bigger Than it Used to Be' (written by Mark Wright, Joe Hohnston and Ronnie Rogers)
'My Heart's Too Broke (to pay attention)', which was written by Lonnie Wilson, Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) and Phil Barnhart
'Vickie Vance Gotta Dance' (written by Mark Wright and Bill Kenner)
'Til a Better Memory Comes Along' (written by Tim Menzies, Gene Dobbins and Glenn Ray)
'The Will' (written by Jackson Leap)

John Wesley Ryles provided background vocals, on all tracks, on Mark Chesnutt's 'Almost Goodbye' (MCA Records, 1993).



Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003) recorded 'Woman, Sensuous Woman' (written by Gary S. 'Flip' Paxton) and included the track on 'Woman (Sensuous Woman)'; the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in September 1972.



On Tuesday 13 September 1994, Mark Chesnutt saw the release of his fourth album for MCA Records, 'What a Way to Live' (MCA Records, 1994), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'She Dreams' (written by Tim Menzies and Gary Harrison) (No.6, 1994)
'Goin' Through The Big D' (written by Mark Wright, Ronnie Rogers and John Wright) (No.2, 1994)
'Gonna Get a Life', which was written by Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012) and Jim Lauderdale (No.1 for one week in May 1995)
'Down in Tennessee' (written by Wayland Holyfield) (No.23, 1995)

Mark Chesnutt's fourth album for MCA Records, 'What a Way to Live' (MCA Records, 1994), also included the following tracks:

'What a Way to Live' (written by Willie Nelson and Hank Craig)
'Live a Little' (written by Roger Springer and Tony Martin)
'It's Almost Like You're Here' (written by Charles Quillen, John Priestley and Jonathan Clift)
'Rainy Day Woman', which was written by Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) / this track was a duet with Waylon Jennings
'This Side of the Door' (written by Tim Menzies and Shawn Camp)
'Half of Everything (and all of my heart)' (written by David Lott, Glenn Gordon and Mark Chesnutt)



Tim Menzies recorded 'She Dreams' (written by Tim Menzies and Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'This Ol' Heart' (Giant Records, 1992); the track reached No.74 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1993.

Mark Chesnutt's 'What a Way to Live' (MCA Records, 1994) also included 'This Side of the Door', which was written by Tim Menzies and Shawn Camp.

 

Gene Watson recorded 'This Side of the Door' (written by Tim Menzies and Shawn Camp) and included the track on 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007).

Tim Menzies also played acoustic guitar, on all tracks, on Mark Chesnutt's 'What a Way to Live' (MCA Records, 1994).



It was also in 1994 when Mark Chesnutt contributed the song 'Goodbye Comes Hard for Me' to the AIDS benefit album 'Red Hot + Country' (Mercury Records, 1994), which was produced by the Red Hot Organization.

Mark Chesnutt: 'Wings' (Decca Records, 1995)

For his next album, 'Wings' (Decca Records, 1995), which was released on Tuesday 3 October 1995, Mark Chesnutt transferred to Decca Records' newly re-established Nashville branch, of which he served as the flagship artist.

Mark Chesnutt's 'Wings' (Decca Records, 1995) included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Trouble' (written by Todd Snider) (No.18, 1995)
'It Wouldn't Hurt to Have Wings' (written by Jerry Foster, Roger LaVoie and Johnny Morris) (No.7, 1996)
'Wrong Place, Wrong Time' (written by Jimmy Stewart and Scott Miller) (No.37, 1996)

Mark Chesnutt's 'Wings' (Decca Records, 1995) also included the following tracks:

'As the Honky Tonk Turns' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Roger Springer and Tommy Nixon)
'The King of Broken Hearts' (written by Jim Lauderdale)
'(I Think) I've Finally Broken Mine', which was written by Johnny MacRae (1929 - Wednesday 3 July 2013) and Steve Clark
'I May Be a Fool' (written by Jim Lauderdale and Clay Blaker)
'Pride's Not Hard to Swallow' (written by Jerry Chesnut)
'Settlin' for What They Get', which was written by Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004)
'Strangers' (written by Roger Springer, Mark Chesnutt and Aimee Mayo)



George Strait recorded Mark Chesnutt's 'I Ain't Never Seen No One Like You' (co-written with Roger Springer and Bruce C. Bouton) and included the track on 'Blue Clear Sky' (MCA Records, 1996), an album which was released on Tuesday 23 April 1996.



On Tuesday 19 November 1996, Decca Records issued a 'Greatest Hits' package; this album, 'Greatest Hits' (Decca Records, 1996), reprised eight of Mark Chesnutt's biggest hits and included two new songs, 'It's a Little Too Late' (No.1 for one week in February 1997) and 'Let It Rain' (No.8, 1997), both of which were released as Billboard Hot Country Tracks & Singles releases.

Mark Chesnutt's 'Greatest Hits' (Decca Records, 1996) included the following tracks, all of which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Bubba Shot The Jukebox', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) (No.4, 1992)
'Too Cold at Home', which was written by Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 - Tuesday 30 May 2006) (No.3, 1990)
'Blame it on Texas' (written by Ronnie Rogers and Mark Wright) (No.5, 1991)
'Almost Goodbye' (written by Billy Livsey) (No.1 for one week in November 1993)
'It's a Little Too Late' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Roger Springer and Slugger Morrissette) (No.1 for one week in February 1997)
'Ol' Country', which was written by Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 - Tuesday 30 May 2006) (No.4, 1993)
'Brother Jukebox', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014) (No.1 for one week in February 1991)
'Gonna Get a Life', which was written by Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012) and Jim Lauderdale (No.1 for one week in May 1995)
'Let It Rain' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Roger Springer and Steve Leslie) (No.8, 1997)
'It Sure is Monday', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) (No.1 for one week in August 1993)
'Goin' Through The Big D' (written by Mark Wright, Ronnie Rogers and John Wright) (No.2, 1994)
'I'll Think of Something' (written by Bill Rice and Jerry Foster) (No.1 for one week in August / September 1992)



On Tuesday 13 May 1997, Lee Ann Womack saw the release, on Decca Records, of 'Lee Ann Womack' (Decca Records, 1997), her self-titled debut album, which was produced by Mark Wright.

Lee Ann Womack's self-titled debut album, 'Lee Ann Womack' (Decca Records, 1997), included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Never Again, Again' (written by Monty Holmes and Barbie Isham) (No.23, 1997)
'The Fool' (written by Marla Cannon-Goodman, Gene Ellsworth and Charlie Stefl) (No.2, 1997)
'You've Got to Talk to Me' (written by Jamie O'Hara) (No.2, 1998)
'Buckaroo' (written by Mark D. Sanders and Ed Hill) (No.27, 1998)

Lee Ann Womack's self-titled debut album, 'Lee Ann Womack' (Decca Records, 1997), also included the following tracks:

'A Man with 18 Wheels' (written by Bobby Carmichael and Leslie Satcher)
'Am I the Only Thing That You've Done Wrong' (written by Billy Joe Foster, Lee Ann Womack and Jason Sellers)
'Make Memories with Me' (written by Leslie Satcher and Danny Stegall) / this track was a duet with Mark Chesnutt
'Trouble's Here' (written by Jann Browne and Matt Barnes)
'Do You Feel for Me' (written by Tim Johnson)
'Montgomery to Memphis' (written by Billy Montana and Anne Reeves)
'Get up in Jesus' Name' (written by Mike Curtis and Marty Raybon)

Personnel involved in the recording of Lee Ann Womack's self-titled debut album, 'Lee Ann Womack' (Decca Records, 1997), included the following:

Mike Brignardello (bass guitar)
Tony Brown (piano on 'You've Got to Talk to Me')
Larry Byrom (acoustic guitar; electric guitar on 'Make Memories with Me')
Pat Flynn and Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Larry Franklin (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Abe Manuel (accordion)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Steve Nathan (piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond B-3 organ)
Tom Roady (percussion)
Gary W. Smith (piano on 'Get up in Jesus' Name')
Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Lee Ann Womack (vocals)
Liana Manis, Gene Miller, John Wesley Ryles, Leslie Satcher, Lisa Silver, Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White Skaggs, Bergen White and Curtis Young (Background vocals)
Nashville String Machine (strings, conducted by Carl Gorodetzky and arranged by Bergen White)

Lee Ann Womack's self-titled debut album, 'Lee Ann Womack' (Decca Records, 1997), reached No.9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1997, No.106 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1997, and No.1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart in 1997.



On Tuesday 23 September 1997, Mark Chesnutt saw the release of his second album for Decca Records, 'Thank God for Believers' (Decca Records, 1997), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Thank God for Believers' (written by Mark Alan Springer, Roger Springer and Tim Johnson) (No.2, 1997)
'It's Not Over (if I'm not over you)' (written by Mark Wright and Larry Kingston) (No.34, 1997) / this track featured guest vocals from Vince Gill and Alison Krauss
'I Might Even Quit Lovin' You' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Roger Springer and Slugger Morrissette) (No.18, 1998)
'Wherever You Are' (written by Roger Springer, Reese Wilson and Tony Martin) (No.45, 1998)

Mark Chesnutt's 'Thank God for Believers' (Decca Records, 1997) also included the following tracks:

'Goodbye Heartache' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Steve Leslie and Roger Springer)
'Numbers on The Jukebox' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Roger Springer and Slugger Morrissette)
'That Side of You' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Steve Leslie and Roger Springer)
'Useless' (written by Mark Wright, Roger Springer and Robert Arthur)
'Hello Honky Tonk', which was written by Ron Harbin, Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) and L. David Lewis
'Any Ole Reason' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Roger Springer and Slugger Morrissette) / this track featured guest vocals from Vince Gill and Alison Krauss



On Tuesday 9 February 1999, Mark Chesnutt saw the release of his third and final album for Decca Records, 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' (Decca Records, 1999).

Mark Chesnutt's 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' (Decca Records, 1999) included a cover of the Aerosmith hit, 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' (written by Diane Warren), which returned him to No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1999, and brought him to No.17 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1999.

Despite the success of this single, Mark Chesnutt's 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' (Decca Records, 1999) album's only other release was 'This Heartache Never Sleeps' (written by Daryl Burgess and Tim Johnson) (No.17, 1999), which was issued before Decca Records once again closed its country music division.

Mark Chesnutt's 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' (Decca Records, 1999) also included the following tracks:

'My Way Back Home' (written by Mark Nesler and Tony Martin)
'I'll Get You Back' (written by Ron Harbin, Aimee Mayo and Dusty Drake)
'That's the Way You Make an Ex' (written by Roger Springer, Reese Wilson and Tony Martin)
'Tonight I'll Let My Memory Take Me Home' (written by Roger Springer, Robert Arthur and Dean Dillon)
'Jolie', which was written by Skip Ewing, Paul Overstreet and Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008)
'What Was You Thinking?' (written by Doug Johnson and Roger Springer)
'I'm Gone' (written by Rick Orozco and Marv Green)
'Let's Talk About Our Love' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Roger Springer and Robert Arthur)

John Wesley Ryles provided background vocals, on all tracks, on Mark Chesnutt's 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' (Decca Records, 1999).



In 2000, Mark Chesnutt returned to the roster at MCA Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 17 October 2000, of 'Lost in The Feeling' (MCA Records, 2000), which included two tracks, which were minor hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Fallin' Never Felt So Good' (written by Shawn Camp and Will Smith) (No.52, 2000)
'Lost in The Feeling' (written by Lewis Anderson) (No.59, 2000)

Mark Chesnutt's 'Lost in The Feeling' (MCA Records, 2000) also included the following tracks:

'Confessin' My Love' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'Halfway Back to Birmingham' (written by Don Cook, Mark Wright and Ronnie Rogers)
'Try Being Me' (written by Tim Menzies)
'Go Away' (written by Mark Nesler and Tony Martin)
'It Pays Big Money' (written by Shawn Camp, Randy Hardison and Wynn Varble)
'Love in the Hot Afternoon', which was written by Kent Westberry and Vincent Wesley Matthews (1940 - Saturday 22 November 2003)
'Angelina' (written by Steve Diamond, Rick Orozco and Vern Dant)
'Somewhere out There Tonight' (written by Ronnie Rogers)



Mark Chesnutt's 'Lost in the Feeling' (MCA Records, 2000) included 'Fallin' Never Felt So Good' (written by Shawn Camp and Will Smith) and 'Confessin' My Love' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill), both of which had previously been included on Shawn Camp's self-titled debut album, 'Shawn Camp' (Warner Bros. Records / WEA Records, 1993).

'Fallin' Never Felt So Good' (written by Shawn Camp and Will Smith) and 'Confessin' My Love' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill) were minor hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for Shawn Camp, both reaching No.39 in 1993.

 

Mark Chesnutt recorded 'Love in the Hot Afternoon', which was written by Kent Westberry and Vincent Wesley Matthews (1940 - Saturday 22 November 2003), and included the track on 'Lost in the Feeling' (MCA Records, 2000); the original version of 'Love in the Hot Afternoon' was included on Gene Watson's 'Love in The Hot Afternoon' (Capitol Records, 1975).



Tracy Byrd recorded Rivers Rutherford's 'A Good Way to Get on My Bad Side' (co-written with George Teren); the track, which was a duet with Mark Chesnutt, was included on Tracy Byrd's 'Ten Rounds' (RCA Records, 2001) and reached No.21 on the Billboard Hot Country Tracks & Singles Chart in 2001.



In 2002, Mark Chesnutt signed to Columbia Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 21 May 2002, of his self-titled album, 'Mark Chesnutt' (Columbia Records, 2002), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'She Was' (written by Jimmy Melton and Neal Coty) (No.11, 2002)
'I Want My Baby Back' (written by Mark Nesler, Tony Martin and Tom Shapiro) (No.47, 2002)
'I'm in Love With a Married Woman' (written by Marc Beeson and Tim Johnson) (No.48, 2003)

Mark Chesnutt's 'Mark Chesnutt' (Columbia Records, 2002) also included the following tracks:

'Don't Know Why I Do It' (written by Mark Nesler and Tony Martin)
'Sacred As a Sunday', which was written by Zack Turner, Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) and Lonnie Wilson
'Population Minus One' (written by Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley and Kent Blazy)
'You'd Be Wrong' (written by Mark Nesler and Tony Martin)
'Just Right For You' (written by Mark Nesler and Tony Martin)
'My Dreams' (written by Chris DuBois and Lee Thomas Miller)
'I Drew Me' (written by Casey Beathard and Dean Dillon)
'Good Night To Be Lonely' (written by Michael Dulaney and Jason Sellers)

Personnel involved in the recording of Mark Chesnutt's self-titled album, 'Mark Chesnutt' (Columbia Records, 2002), included the following:

Brent Mason, Reggie Young, Billy Joe Walker Junior (Friday 29 February 1952 - Tuesday 25 July 2017) and J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar)
B James Lowry and Billy Panda (acoustic guitar)
Paul Franklin, Dan Dugmore and Robby Turner (steel guitar, Dobro)
Glenn Worf and Mike Brignardello (bass)
Eddie Bayers and Paul Leim (drums)
Russ Pahl (banjo)
Larry Franklin (fiddle, mandolin)
Hank Singer, Aubrey Haynie and Andrea Zonn (fiddle)
John Hobbs and John Jarvis (piano, keyboards)
Eric Darken (percussion)
John Wesley Ryles, Michael Black, Liana Manis, Louis Nunley (Thursday 15 October 1931 - Friday 26 October 2012), Curtis Young, Russell Terrell, Neil Thrasher, Ray C. Walke and Wes Hightower (vocals)

Following the release of the single, 'I'm in Love With a Married Woman' (written by Marc Beeson and Tim Johnson), Mark Chesnutt exited Columbia Records.



In 2004, Mark Chesnutt signed with the independent record label Vivaton Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 21 September 2004, of 'Savin' The Honky Tonk' (Vivaton Records, 2004), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'The Lord Loves The Drinkin' Man' (written by Kevin Fowler) (No.34, 2004)
'I'm a Saint' (written by Jason Sellers, Tony Martin and Jimmy Ritchey) (No.33, 2005)
'A Hard Secret to Keep' (written by Jim McBride and Jerry Salley) (No.59, 2005)

The single 'The Lord Loves The Drinkin' Man', which was written by Kevin Fowler, was pulled by Vivaton Records after religious groups started boycotting radio stations deeming the song 'blasphemous'.

After the single, 'A Hard Secret to Keep' (written by Jim McBride and Jerry Salley), reached No.59 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in 2005, Vivaton Records closed its doors.

Mark Chesnutt's 'Savin' The Honky Tonk' (Vivaton Records, 2004) also included the following tracks:

'Somebody Save the Honky Tonks' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Bob Regan and Jimmy Ritchey)
'Would These Arms Be In Your Way', written by Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009), Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010) and Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015)
'You Can't Do Me This Way', written by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992)
'Mama's House' (written by Neal Coty and Jimmy Melton)
'Since You Ain't Home' (written by Shawn Camp, Ken Mellons and Dale Dodson)
'Then We Can All Go Home' (written by Bob Regan and Jimmy Ritchey)
'What are We Doing in Love' (written by Dean Miller)
'Don't Ruin it for the Rest of Us' (written by Annie Tate, Sam Tate, Georgia Middleman and Jimmy Ritchey)
'Think like a Woman' (written by Jim Collins, Mark Nesler and Tony Martin)
'Beer, Bait & Ammo' (written by Kevin Fowler)
'My Best Drinkin' (written by Jim Collins, Chuck Jones and Jimmy Ritchey)
'Honky Tonk Heroes' (written by Billy Joe Shaver)



In 2006, Mark Chesnutt signed with CBuJ Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 5 September 2006, of 'Heard It in a Love Song' (CBuJ Records, 2006), which included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart, but 'Heard it in a Love Song' and 'That Good, That Bad' both failed to chart, and Mark Chesnutt departed the label shortly afterwards.

Mark Chesnutt's 'Heard it in a Love Song' (CBuJ Records, 2006) also included a reprise of 'A Hard Secret to Keep' (written by Jim McBride and Jerry Salley), which was originally included on Mark Chesnutt's 'Savin' The Honky Tonk' (Vivaton Records, 2004).

Mark Chesnutt's 'Heard it in a Love Song' (CBuJ Records, 2006) also included a cover of 'Apartment No.9', which was written by Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003) and was originally recorded by Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998).



Tammy Wynette's version of 'Apartment No.9', which was written by Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003), reached No.44 on the Billboard country music singles chart in late 1966 and was subsequently included on 'Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad' (Epic Records, 1967).



Mark Chesnutt's 'Heard it in a Love Song' (CBuJ Records, 2006) also included a cover of 'Dreaming My Dreams With You' (written by acclaimed songwriter and producer Allen Reynolds), which was originally recorded by Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002).

Waylon Jennings' version of 'Dreaming My Dreams' (written by Allen Reynolds) reached No.10 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1975 and was included on 'Dreaming My Dreams' (RCA Records, 1975).

Mark Chesnutt's 'Heard It in a Love Song' (CBuJ Records, 2006) also included a cover of 'You Can't Find Many Kissers' (written by Hank Williams Junior), which was originally recorded by Hank Williams Junior.



Hank Williams Junior's version of 'You Can't Find Many Kissers' was originally included on 'Rowdy' (Elektra Records, 1981).

Mark Chesnutt's 'Heard it in a Love Song' (CBuJ Records, 2006) also included a cover of 'A Shoulder to Cry On', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016); the track was also recorded by Merle Haggard and Charley Pride.

 

Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded 'A Shoulder to Cry On' (written by Merle Haggard) and included the track on 'It's Not Love, But It's Not Bad' (Capitol Records, 1972).

Charley Pride recorded 'A Shoulder to Cry On', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016), and included the track on 'Sweet Country' (RCA Records, 1973); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in April 1973.



'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007), which was Gene Watson's debut album for Shanachie Records, was officially released on Tuesday 25 September 2007.



Gene Watson & Mark Chesnutt at Curb Recording Studio in Nashville on Thursday 7 June 2007
(photo credit: Sarah Brosmer, Lytle Management, Nashville)

Gene Watson's 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2007) included 'This Side of the Door' (written by Tim Menzies and Shawn Camp) and featured guest vocals from Mark Chesnutt.

'This Side of the Door' (written by Tim Menzies and Shawn Camp) was recorded on Thursday 7 June 2007 when the photo (above) of Gene Watson & Mark Chesnutt together was taken.

 

Mark Chesnutt recorded 'This Side of the Door' (written by Tim Menzies and Shawn Camp) and included the track on 'What a Way to Live' (Decca Records, 1994); 'This Side of the Door' (written by Tim Menzies and Shawn Camp) was also recorded by Tim Menzies, who included the track on 'Tim Mensy' (PJM Records, 2002).



In 2008, Mark Chesnutt signed with Lofton Creek Records and saw the release, in June 2008, of 'Rollin' with The Flow' (Lofton Creek Records, 2008), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Rollin' with The Flow' (written by Jerry Hayes) (No.25, 2007)

Mark Chesnutt's 'Rollin' with The Flow' (Lofton Creek Records, 2008) also included the following tracks:

'Things to Do in Wichita' (written by Jimmy Ritchey and Bob Regan)
'When You Love Her Like Crazy' (written by Mark Nesler)
'Going on Later On' (written by Jimmy Ritchey and Bob Regan)
'Live To Be 100' (written by Mark Nesler)
'When I Get This Close to You' (written by Phil O'Donnell, Buddy Owens and Billy Lawson)
'(Come On In) The Whiskey's Fine' (written by Phil O'Donnell and Dave Turnbull)
'If The Devil Brought You Roses' (written by Tony Stampley and Toni Dae)
'Woman' (written by Roger Springer)
'Man in The Mirror' (written by Roger Springer, Noah Kelley and Mark Chesnutt)
'Long Way to Go' (written by Roger Springer and Mark Chesnutt)
'She Never Got Me Over You', which was written by Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989), Dean Dillon and Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)



Charlie Rich's version of 'Rollin' with The Flow' was originally included on 'Rollin' with the Flow' (Epic Records, 1977); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in August 1977.

A further three singles were released from Mark Chesnutt's 'Rollin' with The Flow' (Lofton Creek Records, 2008); 'When You Love Her Like Crazy', '(Come on In) The Whiskey's Fine' and 'Things to do in Wichita' (written by Jimmy Ritchey and Bob Regan), all failed to chart on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart.

A fifth single was released from Mark Chesnutt's 'Rollin' with The Flow' (Lofton Creek Records, 2008); 'She Never Got Me Over You', which was written by Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989), Dean Dillon and Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010), was released to country music radio in the United States in March 2009, debuted at No.60 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in early April 2009 and subsequently peaked at No.49.

'She Never Got Me Over You' was the last song written by Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989).

Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010) had held on to this song, and he offered it to Mark Chesnutt in 2007.



In 2010, Mark Chesnutt signed with Saguaro Road Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 22 June 2010, of 'Outlaw' (Saguaro Road Records, 2010), which consisted of covers of outlaw classics, including Billy Joe Shaver's 'Black Rose', Hank Williams Junior's 'Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound', David Allan Coe's 'Need a Little Time off for Bad Behaviour', Kris Kristofferson's 'Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down' and 'Lovin' Her was Easier (than anything I'll ever do again)', Willie Nelson's 'Bloody Mary Morning' and Guy Clark's 'Desperados Waiting for a Train'.

Mark Chesnutt's 'Outlaw' (Saguaro Road Records, 2010) included the following tracks:

'Black Rose' (written by Billy Joe Shaver)
'Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound' (written by Hank Williams Junior)
'Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line', which was written by Jimmy Bryant (Thursday 5 March 1925 - Monday 22 September 1980)
'A Couple More Years', which was written by Dennis Locorriere and Shel Silverstein (Thursday 25 September 1930 - Saturday 8 / Sunday 9 May 1999) / this track featured guest vocals from Amber Digby
'Need a Little Time Off for Bad Behaviour' (written by David Allan Coe, Bobby Keel and Larry Latimer)
'Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down' (written by Kris Kristofferson)
'Are You Ready for the Country' (written by Neil Young)
'Lovin' Her Was Easier (than anything I'll ever do again)' (written by Kris Kristofferson)
'Country State of Mind' (written by Roger Alan Wade and Hank Williams Junior)
'Freedom to Stay' (written by Willis David Hoover)
'Bloody Mary Morning' (written by Willie Nelson)
'Desperados Waiting for a Train', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)

Personnel involved in the recording of Mark Chesnutt's 'Outlaw' (Saguaro Road Records, 2010) included the following:

Pete Anderson (drums, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, percussion, slide guitar)
Bob 'Boo' Bernstein, Gary Morse (pedal steel guitar)
Mark Chesnutt (lead vocals)
Amber Digby (vocals on 'A Couple More Years')
Dennis Gurwell (French accordion)
Michael Murphy (keyboards)
Mickey Raphael (harmonica)
Donny Reed (fiddle)
Chris Ross (drums)
Sarah Watkins (fiddle, soloist)

Mark Chesnutt's 'Outlaw' (Saguaro Road Records, 2010) reached No.42 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2010.

Mark Chesnutt: 'Mark Chesnutt: Live From The Big D' (Nada Dinero Records, 2011)

In July 2011, Mark Chesnutt saw the release of 'Mark Chesnutt: Live From The Big D' (Nada Dinero Records, 2011), which included the following tracks:

'Little Too Late' (written by Roger Springer, Slugger Morrissette and Mark Chesnutt)
'Bubba Shot The Jukebox', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006) (No.4, 1992)
'Too Cold at Home', which was written by Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 - Tuesday 30 May 2006) (No.3, 1990)
'Brother Jukebox', which was written by Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014) (No.1 for one week in February 1991)
'Goin' Through The Big D' (written by Mark Wright, Ronnie Rogers and John Wright) (No.2, 1994)
'I'll Think of Something' (written by Bill Rice and Jerry Foster) (No.1 for one week in August / September 1992)
'For The Longest Time'
(acappella)
'Jump, Jive & Wail' (written by Bill Curtis)
'Thank God for Believers' (written by Mark Alan Springer, Roger Springer and Tim Johnson) (No.2, 1997)
A medley of 
'Ol' Country', which was written by Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 - Tuesday 30 May 2006) (No.4, 1993) and 'Almost Goodbye' (written by Billy Livsey) (No.1 for one week in November 1993)
'Jolie', which was written by Skip Ewing, Paul Overstreet and Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) / this track was an album track from 1999
'Big Mamou' (written by Link Davis)
'Gonna Get a Life', which was written by Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012) and Jim Lauderdale (No.1 for one week in May 1995)
'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' (written by Diane Warren) (No.1 for one week in February 1999) / this track also reached No.17 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in early 1999

Mark Chesnutt: 'Tradition Lives' (BFD Records / Red River, 2016)

On Friday 8 July 2016, Mark Chesnutt saw the release of 'Tradition Lives' (BFD Records / Red River, 2016), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Oughta Miss Me by Now' (written by Trey Mathews and Tony Ramey) (No.55, 2016)

Mark Chesnutt's 'Tradition Lives' (BFD Records / Red River, 2016) also included the following tracks:

'I've Got a Quarter in My Pocket' (written by John Ludowitz and Billy Yates)
'Is It Still Cheating' (written by Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson and Jerrod Niemann)
'Lonely Ain't the Only Game in Town' (written by Don Poythress, Jimmy Ritchey and Donnie Skaggs)
'Neither Did I' (written by Monty Criswell, Tim Menzies and Jimmy Ritchey)
'So You Can't Hurt Me Anymore' (written by Roger William Michael Morgan and Jimmy Ritchey)
'You Moved Up in Your World', which was written by Dale Dodson, Brett Eldredge and Curly Putman (Thursday 20 November 1930 - Sunday 30 October 2016)
'Look at Me Now' (written by Blaine Larsen, Don Poythress and Jimmy Ritchey)
'Losing You All Over Again' (written by Blaine Larsen, Don Poythress and Jimmy Ritchey)
'Never Been to Texas' (written by Mark Chesnutt, Slugger Morrissette and Roger Springer)
'What I Heard' (written by Byron Hill and Cary Stone)
'Hot' (written by Don Poythress and Wynn Varble)
'There Won't Be Another Now', which was written by Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 - Wednesday 1 July 2015)

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