Personalities | Mark Chesnutt | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, b. 1963)

Steeped in tradition, Mark Chesnutt has followed a path akin to his heroes Merle Haggard and George Jones. Following in his father’s footsteps as a honky-tonk singer aged only 17, he worked the local Beaumont, Texas, scene for a decade, finally breaking through with ‘Too Cold At Home’ (1990). Although his first dozen singles all made the Top 10 and included four No. 1s, he is regarded by Nashville as too left-field.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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