Country traditionalist Mark Chesnutt cites several of country’s most loved legends as influences on his successful music career, and Merle Haggard is at the top of that list. To pay tribute to Haggard’s life and music, Chesnutt has released an emotionally charged tribute video, available exclusively on Rolling Stone Country.
The video features Chesnutt’s rendition of Haggard’s “There Won’t Be Another Now,” from the 1978 album “I’m Always On A Mountain When I Fall”. Featured as a bonus track on Chesnutt’s brand new project, “Tradition Lives”, “There Won’t Be Another Now” also doubles as a nod to songwriter Red Lane, who passed away in 2015.
Produced by Jimmy Ritchey and released by ROW Entertainment, “Tradition Lives” is Chesnutt’s first album of all-new material since 2008. The appropriately titled album further establishes Chesnutt as a torch-carrier for traditional country music, as he strives to stay true to country’s roots in a time of great change the genre.
Fans who are interested in hearing the platinum-selling country sensation perform his biggest hits and new material can catch Chesnutt live on the “Tradition Lives Tour”, which has recently been extended into 2017.
A native of Beaumont, Texas, Mark Chesnutt began his run up the charts in 1990 with “Too Cold At Home,” and followed that initial hit up with blockbuster 90s favorites such as “Brother Jukebox,” “Let It Rain,” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” Along the way, he has earned one Gold album and four Platinum albums. He has been nominated for several industry awards, and has a CMA trophy to his credit…the 1993 Vocal Event of the Year prize for “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” a hit for The Possum, George Jones.
For a complete list of tour dates and more information on Mark Chesnutt, visit his website at www.MarkChesnutt.com.