One of America’s true musical treasures, critics have hailed him as a classic Country singer of the first order and some of Country music’s most elite entertainers, from George Jones to George Strait, echo the sentiment.
Mark Chesnutt’s stature is easily gauged. Carrying the torch in the footsteps of greats like George Jones and Waylon Jennings, he has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records to his credit; he maintains a front-and-centre presence with a hefty tour schedule year after year, playing nearly 100 dates.
Country music critics and fans alike need look no further when it comes to Country music basics. If you ask Chesnutt, he’ll tell you, “It’s the music and the fans that have kept me around this long.”
In a creative forum that sometimes confuses style with substance, Mark Chesnutt possesses both. Remaining true to himself as a traditional country artist, while keeping the pace with the ever-changing country recording landscape, Mark Chesnutt has a knack for picking great songs, delivering them with world- class style and a heart-felt emotion that’s lived-in.
With a trademarked voice, Chesnutt has set the bar for his generation and those that follow in his footsteps shaping the music of today’s country music newcomers and the new country music format.
Of all the recorded highlights Chesnutt has enjoyed, they take a back seat to his first love; Mark Chesnutt lives to perform on stage. “I just make records because I want people to come see my show” he says. “Recording music for folks to just listen to music is great, but I’ve got to be out there on stage making it.”
Fans who have seen him perform agree. Known as one of the industry’s hardest-working concert performers, maintaining a hefty tour schedule and steady presence in front of his fans, Mark’s dedication to deliver live music is unsurpassed. Mark has been on the road since 1990. Whether you hear Mark Chesnutt with a new release on the radio, or see his face on the cover of a new CD, folks can always find Mark doing what he was born to do playing. “The clubs and honky tonks are home for me; it’s comfortable and I’m always with friends” says Chesnutt.
Mark has recently released a new album, Tradition Lives, which has received a warm welcome from fans and critics alike, and will be headlining the concert venue at Millport on Sunday 3rd September 2017; with support from Adley Stump of TheVoiceUS and Glasgow based Ashton Lane.