NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2016)
– Fans of country music hit-maker Mark Chesnutt will want to circle the
date of July 8 on their calendar as the traditional-minded singer will
release his fifteenth studio album that day, aptly titled Tradition Lives.
Tradition Lives, his first disc of all-new material since
2010, was produced by Jimmy Ritchey — someone that Chesnutt says is a
crucial part of his sound, having worked with him 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 tracks, each with
the pure honky-tonk sounds that have helped to make him one of the most
revered and respected artists in the business. The album also includes a
tribute to the late Merle Haggard and famed 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, 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.
Chesnutt continues to be a touring favorite, with close to 175 dates
on his calendar – which is booked well into the latter part of 2016.
TRADITION LIVES Track Listing
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
There Won’t Be Another Now (Tribute to The Hag and Red Lane)
Tradition Lives is produced by Jimmy Ritchey and released by
Row Entertainment. Row Entertainment is distributed by BFD through RED
For more information about Mark Chesnutt, log on to www.MarkChesnutt.com.