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Mark Chestnut performing July 19 at Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne

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Mark Chestnut performing July 19 at Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne

Mark Chestnut


POSTED July 6, 2012 10:35 p.m.

TUOLUMNE – Classic Country Star Mark Chesnutt will be performing at Black Oak Casino on July 19.

 Chesnutt has had 14 number one hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records.  Mark is easily identified for his string of hits including “Bubba Shot the Jukebox,” “Going Through the Big D,” “Old Flames Have New Names,” “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” and many more.

Chesnutt has charted more than thirty singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including eight #1 singles.[1] He has also released eleven studio albums and a Greatest Hits package. His first three albums — Too Cold at Home (1990), Longnecks & Short Stories (1992), and Almost Goodbye (1993) — and his 1996 Greatest Hits album have all achieved RIAA platinum certification in the United States, while 1994’s What a Way to Live was certified gold. His most recent album, Rollin’ with the Flow, was released on June 24, 2008. Its title track and lead-off single was a cover of Charlie Rich’s hit single from 1977.

Chesnutt is the second son of Bob Chesnutt and Norma Jean Nicholas. He learned to love music from his father, who was a singer and record collector. Chesnutt dropped out of school after his sophomore year of high school to begin playing with his father in clubs around Southeast Texas. When he turned 17, his father began to take him to Nashville, Tennessee to begin recording.

For the next ten years, Chesnutt began to record on small regional labels while he was the house band for local Beaumont nightclub Cutters. He slowly gathered a large fan base who loved to hear his traditional style. By the late 1980s, he had released eight singles, which would later be released together on, Doing My Country Thing. Chesnutt has been married to his wife, Tracie, since 1992. Together they have three sons.

Blues and Roots star Shane Dwight who has headlined many major Music Festivals including the San Diego Blues Festival and the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, will be at the Casino on July 21st.  Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads will also be performing in late July. Billed as the #1 Jimmy Buffett tribute band in the nation, Garratt and his band have headlined fairs and festivals throughout Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, Tennessee, Alaska, Hawaii and the Eastern seaboard.

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