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"Tradition Lives" with Chesnutt

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – Traditional country singer Mark Chesnutt, who enjoyed hits with "Going Through the Big D" and ""Brother Jukebox," will release his 15th studio album, "Tradition Lives," on July 8 on Row Entertainment.

This is his first disc of all-new material since 2010's "Outlaw" and was produced by Jimmy Ritchey, who Chesnutt has worked with for years. "He and I hooked up at a time when not a lot of people had a lot of faith in me anymore because I stayed 'country' when the industry was going the other way. I needed somebody like Jimmy who really believed in my kind of country music," said Chesnutt.

"Tradition Lives" includes 12 new Chesnutt honky tonkers and a tribute to the late Merle Haggard and songwriter Red Lane, "There Won't Be Another Now."

"A few years back, Jimmy Ritchey and I were at his home studio at about 2 a.m. talking about The Hag and his influence on us, and we thought it would be nice to add this song to the album as a tribute to him and to Red Lane. It's just me with Jimmy on guitar. I hope fans enjoy it," said Chesnutt.

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Chesnutt began his run up the charts in 1990 with "Too Cold At Home," and has had 8 number one hits, including "Gonna Get a Life," and "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing." He has earned one Gold album and four Platinum albums.

The track listing is:
1. I've Got A Quarter In My Pocket
2. Is It Still Cheating
3. Lonely Ain't The Only Game In Town
4. Oughta Miss Me By Now
5. Neither Did I
6. So You Can't Hurt Me Anymore
7. You Moved Up In Your World
8. Look At Me Now
9. Losing You All Over Again
10. Never Been To Texas
11. What I Heard
12. Hot
Bonus Track: There Won't Be Another Now (Tribute to The Hag and Red Lane)

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Savin' the Honky Tonk
Theme albums never really caught on in C&W, but Mark Chesnutt might just change that with his label debut. After all, just about every track here concerns alcohol consumption and the joy of gin joints. Oh sure, there's a couple love songs here ("Would These Arms Be In Your Way" wherein Lee Ann Womack lends her vocal talents) and a cheatin' song or two ("A Hard Secret to Keep"), but for the most part it's all aqua vitae all the time. Whether it's praise for the plethora of products available at »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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