Sep 18, 2011
Mark Chesnutt was born on Sept. 6, 1963, in Beaumont, Texas. As a torchbearer for traditional country music, Chesnutt arrived at Nashville's commercial heyday in the early 1990s. His first single, 1990's &amp;quot;Too Cold at Home&amp;quot; marked a string of 12 Top 10 hits for MCA Nashville. (Other hits include &amp;quot;Brother Jukebox&amp;quot; and &amp;quot;I'll Think of Something.&amp;quot;) His early success was rewarded with the CMA Horizon Award in 1993. When he shifted to the revived imprint Decca in 1994, Chesnutt landed several more hits, including &amp;quot;It's a Little Too Late&amp;quot; and the Aerosmith remake &amp;quot;I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.&amp;quot; However, when Decca folded, his return to MCA Nashville failed to yield a successful single. Since then, he's toured with Joe Diffie and Tracy Lawrence on the Rockin' Roadhouse tour and released an album on Columbia Records in 2002.
Chesnutt released the album Savin' The Honky Tonk in 2004 on the independent label Vivaton, which closed shortly after the album was released. He returned in 2006 with Heard It in a Love Song.