Mark Chesnutt WCOL Country Jam
Mark Chesnutt is WCOL’s next storied country music vet joining us at this year’s Country Jam! Born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, Chesnutt dropped out of high school after his sophomore year, opting instead to tour and perform country music with his father throughout southern Texas. Chesnutt’s father took him to Nashville at the age of 17 to begin recording music, and over the next decade Chesnutt released music on independent labels, garnering local support and popularity. Chesnutt broke into the mainstream in 1990 with the release of his first major label release Too Cold at Home, which contained five top-ten songs, including the number one hit, “Brother Jukebox”. Since his debut, Chesnutt has released thirteen studio albums, three of which selling Platinum, seven more number one hits, and a slew of other popular charting singles over a storied quarter century career. Chesnutt’s latest release is 2010’s Outlaw, a cover album paying tribute to his inspirations and influences. A true country music legend in every sense, Country Jam is proud to bring him to Legend Valley for another incredible weekend!