Greatest Hits (Mark Chesnutt album)

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Greatest Hits
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ReleasedNovember 19, 1996 (1996-11-19)
Recorded1990-1996
Genre Country
Length40:00
Label Decca
Producer Previously released material produced by Mark Wright
"It's a Little Too Late" and "Let It Rain" produced by Tony Brown
Mark Chesnutt chronology
Wings
(1995)
Greatest Hits
(1996)
Thank God for Believers
(1997)
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Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits compilation released by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. It features ten of the greatest hits from his second through sixth studio albums, as well as the newly recorded tracks "It's a Little Too Late" and "Let It Rain". Both of these tracks were released as singles in 1996, peaking at #1 and #8, respectively, on the Hot Country Songs charts. The album itself earned RIAA platinum certification.

Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as American folk music and blues.

Mark Chesnutt American singer-songwriter

Mark Nelson Chesnutt is an American country music singer and songwriter. Between 1990 and 1999, he had his greatest chart success recording for Universal Music Group Nashville's MCA and Decca branches, with a total of eight albums between those two labels. During this timespan, Chesnutt also charted twenty Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which eight reached No. 1: "Brother Jukebox", "I'll Think of Something", "It Sure Is Monday", "Almost Goodbye", "I Just Wanted You to Know", "Gonna Get a Life", "It's a Little Too Late", and a cover of Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing". His first three albums for MCA along with a 1996 Greatest Hits package issued on Decca are all certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); 1994's What a Way to Live, also issued on Decca, is certified gold. After a self-titled album in 2002 on Columbia Records, Chesnutt has continued to record predominantly on independent labels.

Hot Country Songs Weekly chart published by Billboard

Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Bubba Shot the Jukebox" (Dennis Linde) - 3:06
  2. "Too Cold at Home" (Bobby Harden) - 3:38
  3. "Blame It on Texas" (Ronnie Rogers, Mark Wright) - 2:49
  4. "Almost Goodbye" (Billy Livsey, Don Schlitz) - 4:09
  5. "It's a Little Too Late" (Mark Chesnutt, Roger Springer, Slugger Morrissette) - 2:43
  6. "Ol' Country" (Bobby Lamoyne Harden) - 3:50
  7. "Brother Jukebox" (Paul Craft) - 3:04
  8. "Gonna Get a Life" (Frank Dycus, Jim Lauderdale) - 3:43
  9. "Let It Rain" (Chesnutt, Springer, Steve Leslie) - 3:01
  10. "It Sure Is Monday" (Linde) - 2:56
  11. "Goin' Through the Big D" (M. Wright, Jon Wright, Rogers) - 2:34
  12. "I'll Think of Something" (Jerry Foster, Bill Rice) - 4:12

Personnel

The following musicians performed on the new tracks "It's a Little Too Late" and "Let It Rain".

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Chart performance

Chart (1996)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums18
U.S. Billboard 200130
Canadian RPM Country Albums14

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