A Shout Out to the Birthday Boy, Mark Chesnutt

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September 6, 2018
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Today, Mark Chesnutt is celebrating his 55th Birthday. With this, let’s all greet him a Happy Birthday. And to celebrate with him, let’s look back a little by listening to his number one singles. All in all, he has a total of 8 entries on the Billboard country charts.

Mark Chesnutt was born on September 6, 1963. He learned how to play music with the help of his father who was a singer and a record collector. Back in high school was when he started performing in clubs. Then, at the age of seventeen, his father took him to Nashville, Tennessee and began recording. Then his prominence began to rise.

Here are the eight singles of Mark Chesnutt that topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Brother Jukebox…

The song was his very first number one single. It was part of his album “Too Cold at Home” which was released on November 26, 1990. It placed at number one on the Billboard chart on February 9, 1991. Paul Craft wrote the words and lyrics of “Brother Jukebox.” Don Everly originally recorded and released the single in 1977. On the same year, John Starling released his version. Then, Keith Whitley covered his rendition. Not to mention, it was Mark Chesnutt’s that topped the country charts.

I’ll Think of Something…

The song was Mark Chesnutt’s second number one on the Billboard charts. It was part of his album “Longnecks and Short Stories.” Also, it was released on June 2, 1992. Then, on August 29, 1992, the song reached at number spot. Bill Rice wrote the words and lyrics of “I’ll Think of Something.” Initially, Hank Williams, Jr. recorded and released the single in 1974.

It Sure is Monday…

Dennis Linde wrote the words and lyrics of “It Sure is Monday.” It was part of Mark Chesnutt’s album “Almost Goodbye.” Moreover, the song was released on May 18, 1993. Precisely on August 14, 1993, it became Mark Chesnutt’s third number one single on the Billboard charts.

Almost Goodbye…

The song became Mark Chesnutt’s fourth number one single on the Billboard charts on November 20, 1993. The song was released on August 31, 1993, under his album of the same name. Billy Livsey and Don Schlitz pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “Almost Goodbye.”

I Just Wanted You to Know…

Mark Chesnutt placed his fifth number one single on the Billboard chart on March 5, 1994. The song was released on December 18, 1993, as part of his album “Almost Goodbye.” Tim Mensy and Gary Harrison wrote the words and lyrics of “I Just Want You to know.”

Gonna Get a Life…

Jim Lauderdale and Frank Dycus pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “Gonna Get a Life.” Mark Chesnutt released the single on February 21, 1995, and was part of his album “What a Way to Live.” Then, on May 20, 1995, the song reached at number one position on the Billboard charts. It became later his sixth number one single on the said chart.

It’s a Little Too Late…

The song was Mark Chesnutt’s seventh number one single on the Billboard charts on February 8, 1997. On the other hand, the song was released on September 30, 1996, and was part of his album “Greatest Hits.” Mark Chesnutt, along with Roger Springer and Slugger Morrissette pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “It’s a Little Too Late.”

I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing…

Diane Warren wrote the words and lyrics of “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.” Aerosmith initially recorded and released the song in 1998 as a soundtrack of the movie “Armageddon.” In November 1998, Mark Chesnutt released his cover version under the album of the same name. It became then his final number one hit on the Billboard chart on February 20, 1999.

Mark Chesnutt’s style of music is a mixture of neo-traditional and honky-tonk. Indeed, he is considered as one of the standards in the country music scheme. He has sold platinum albums and records. Once again, Happy Birthday, Mark Chesnutt!

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