With over thirty singles landing in the Billboard Hot Country charts, eight Number One singles and eleven studio albums to his name, Mark Chesnutt has made a big impression on the country music community. Born in 1963 and raised in Beaumont, Texas, Chesnutt learned to love music from his father Bob, a signer and record collector. After his sophomore year of high school, he dropped out of school to play with his father in clubs in Southeast Texas. When he was seventeen, he went to Nashville with his father to begin recording. For the following ten years, he recorded on small regional labels in the house band for local Beaumont nightclub Cutters. His traditional style began gathering him his soon-to-be large fan base.
Throughout his musical career, Chesnutt has gained success. His first album released five straight Top 10 country hits, including “Brother Jukebox,” “Blame It on Texas,” “Your Love Is a Miracle” and “Broken Promise Land.” “I’ll Think of Something,” “It Sure Is Monday,” “Almost Goodbye” and “I Just Wanted You to Know” followed, each at the Number One spot. “Gonna Get a Life,” “Trouble,” “It’s a Little Too Late” and “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” were just some of his popular songs in the 1990s. The 2000s brought even more favorite singles, like “She Was” and “Rollin’ with the Flow.”
In 1993, Chesnutt was awarded with the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award. Four of his albums reached Platinum status in the United States, including his Greatest Hits package. Another of his albums reached Gold certification.