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
Bonus Track: There Won’t Be Another Now (Tribute to The Hag and Red Lane)