|Greatest hits album by|
|Released||November 19, 1996|
|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|
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 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 is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.
The following musicians performed on the new tracks "It's a Little Too Late" and "Let It Rain".
A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum. A drum kit consists of a mix of drums and idiophones – most significantly cymbals, but can also include the woodblock and cowbell. In the 2000s, some kits also include electronic instruments. Also, both hybrid and entirely electronic kits are used.
Accordions are a family of box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone type, colloquially referred to as a squeezebox. A person who plays the accordion is called an accordionist. The concertina and bandoneón are related; the harmonium and American reed organ are in the same family.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitar player strums, plucks, fingerpicks, slaps or taps the strings. The pickup generally uses electromagnetic induction to create this signal, which being relatively weak is fed into a guitar amplifier before being sent to the speaker(s), which converts it into audible sound.
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||18|
|U.S. Billboard 200||130|
|Canadian RPM Country Albums||14|
My Kind of Country is the eighth studio album by American country singer Reba McEntire, released October 15, 1984. It was her second studio album for MCA Records. My Kind of Country peaked at 13 on Billboard's Country Music Albums chart. Two tracks from the album rose to number 1 on the Country Singles chart: "How Blue" and "Somebody Should Leave".
The Greatest Hits Collection is the first greatest hits compilation album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. Released on October 24, 1995, it includes the greatest hits from his first four studio albums, as well as an album cut from his 1990 debut Here in the Real World and two new tracks — "Tall, Tall Trees" and "I'll Try", both of which were Number One hits for him on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.
Have You Forgotten? is the first compilation album by American country music singer Darryl Worley. It was released on April 15, 2003 via DreamWorks Records Nashville. The album contains material from his first two albums, including four new songs, the title track, "I Will Hold My Ground", "I Need a Breather" and "Shiloh". The title track spent seven weeks at number one on the Hot Country Songs charts in 2003. Also released from this album were "Tennessee River Run" and "I Will Hold My Ground", the latter of which failed to make top 40. This album was certified gold by the RIAA. This CD is in HDCD format, providing improved audio quality on compatible players.
Greatest Hits 1994–2004 is the first greatest hits album by country music artist Terri Clark. It was released July 27, 2004 on Mercury Records. The album chronicles her highest-charting singles in the U.S., starting with her 1995 debut "Better Things to Do" and going through "I Wanna Do it All", the last single from her previous album, 2003's Pain to Kill.
Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits compilation released by American country music band Diamond Rio. The tracks "How Your Love Makes Me Feel" and "Imagine That" are new to this compilation, and both were released as singles. All of the other tracks from this album are reprised from the band's first four albums.
Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits package released by American country music artist Joe Diffie. Released in 1998 on Epic Records, it contains the biggest hit singles from his first five studio albums, as well as three new tracks, of which the first two were released as singles.
Too Cold at Home is the second album released by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt, released in 1990 on MCA Records. Certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of one million copies, the album produced five Top Ten singles for Chesnutt on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Chronologically, these singles were "Too Cold at Home" (#3), "Brother Jukebox" (#1), "Blame It on Texas" (#5), "Your Love Is a Miracle" (#3), and "Broken Promise Land" (#10). Two of these singles were previously recorded by other artists: "Broken Promise Land" by Waylon Jennings on his 1985 album Turn the Page and "Brother Jukebox" by Keith Whitley on his 1989 album I Wonder Do You Think of Me, and before that by Don Everly in 1977.
Longnecks & Short Stories is the third studio album by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. It was released in 1992 on MCA Records, and like its predecessor Too Cold at Home, it was certified platinum in the United States for sales of one million copies. Four singles were released from this album, all of which were Top Ten hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Old Flames Have New Names" (#5), "I'll Think of Something" (#1), "Bubba Shot the Jukebox" and "Ol' Country".
Almost Goodbye is the fourth studio album released by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. His third album for MCA Records, it was also the third consecutive album to receive RIAA platinum certification in the United States. Four singles were released from this album, of which three — "It Sure Is Monday", "Almost Goodbye", and "I Just Wanted You to Know" — reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. "Woman ", a cover of the Don Gibson hit from 1972, served as the fourth single, and peaked at #21.
What a Way to Live is the fifth studio album released by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. His first album for Decca Records, it earned RIAA gold certification in the United States for sales of 500,000 copies. The tracks "She Dreams", "Goin' Through the Big D", "Gonna Get a Life", and "Down in Tennessee" were all released as singles, peaking at #6, #2, #1, and #23, respectively, on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. "She Dreams" was co-written and originally recorded by Tim Mensy on his 1992 album This Ol' Heart, from which it was released as a single, peaking at #74 on the country charts that year. Mark duets with Waylon Jennings on the track "Rainy Day Woman" which Jennings first recorded on his 1974 album The Ramblin' Man.
Thank God for Believers is the seventh studio album released by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. His third album for Decca Records, it produced four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts between 1997 and 1998: the title track, "It's Not Over", "I Might Even Quit Lovin' You", and "Wherever You Are". "Wherever You Are" was the first single of Chesnutt's career to miss the Top 40 on the country charts. With this album, Chesnutt is also reunited with producer Mark Wright, who produced Chesnutt's first four MCA Nashville albums.
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing is the eighth studio album released by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. His last album for the Decca Records label, I Don't Want to Miss a Thing produced two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including a cover of the Aerosmith song of the same name, which reached Number One on the country charts, becoming the final Number One of his career thus far. This cover was also Chesnutt's biggest crossover, reaching Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Only one other single was released from this album: "This Heartache Never Sleeps", which reached #17 on the country charts.
Lost in the Feeling is the ninth studio album released by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. This album marked Chesnutt's return to MCA after the dissolution of the Decca Records Nashville division in 1999. The two singles from this album, which were the title track and "Fallin' Never Felt So Good", both failed to reach Top 40 on the Hot Country Songs charts, making this the first studio album of Chesnutt's career not to have any Top 40 hits.
Pass It on Down is the thirteenth studio album from American country music band Alabama, released in 1990. Singles released from the album were the title track, "Here We Are", "Down Home", "Forever's as Far as I'll Go" and "Jukebox in My Mind". "I Ain't Got No Business Doing Business Today" is a cover of Razzy Bailey.
In Pictures is the sixteenth studio album by American country music band Alabama, released in 1995. It produced the singles "She Ain't Your Ordinary Girl", "In Pictures", "It Works", "Say I" and "The Maker Said Take Her", which respectively reached No. 2, No. 4, No. 19, No. 38 and No. 4 on the Hot Country Songs charts. Making it the first album of their career not to produce a number one hit. The title track was originally recorded by Linda Davis on her 1994 album Shoot for the Moon.
Ten Rounds is the seventh studio album by American country music artist Tracy Byrd. Released in 2001 as his second album for RCA Nashville, it produced the singles "A Good Way to Get on My Bad Side", "Just Let Me Be in Love", and "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo", which became his second Number One hit on the Billboard country charts in 2002.
Greatest Hits is the second greatest hits compilation released by American country music artist Tracy Byrd. It was released in 2005 as his only album for BNA Records. The tracks "Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman" and "Johnny Cash" were previously unreleased; only the former was released as a single. "Johnny Cash", however, was later recorded by Jason Aldean for his 2007 album Relentless, and his version was a Top Ten hit on the country music charts. The songs "Watermelon Crawl" and "I'm from the Country" were newly recorded for this compilation.
Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits collection released in 1988 by the American country music duo The Judds. It features the singles "Give a Little Love" and "Change of Heart."
5:01 Blues is the forty-sixth studio album by American recording artist Merle Haggard, with backing by The Strangers. It was released in 1989 and was his last studio album on the Epic label. It peaked at number 28 on the Billboard country albums chart. It was co-produced by Mark Yeary, keyboardist of The Strangers.