Longnecks & Short Stories

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Longnecks & Short Stories
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 21, 1992 (1992-03-21)
Recorded1991, Javelina Studios: Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length32:33
Label MCA
Producer Mark Wright
Mark Chesnutt chronology
Too Cold at Home
(1990)
Longnecks & Short Stories
(1992)
Almost Goodbye
(1993)
Singles from Longnecks & Short Stories
  1. "Old Flames Have New Names"
    Released: February 1992
  2. "I'll Think of Something"
    Released: June 2, 1992
  3. "Bubba Shot the Jukebox"
    Released: September 15, 1992
  4. "Ol' Country"
    Released: January 4, 1993
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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" (both #4).

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"I'll Think of Something" was originally a Top Ten country hit in 1974 for Hank Williams, Jr., who recorded it on his album Living Proof. In addition, "It's Not Over (If I'm Not over You)" was originally recorded by Reba McEntire on her 1984 album My Kind of Country . Chesnutt later included the song on his 1997 album Thank God for Believers , releasing it as a single from that album in 1998.

Track listing

  1. "Old Country" (Bobby Harden) - 3:53
  2. "Old Flames Have New Names" (Bobby Braddock, Rafe Van Hoy) - 2:24
  3. "I'll Think of Something" (Bill Rice, Jerry Foster) - 4:13
  4. "It's Not Over" (Mark Wright, Larry Kingston) - 3:21
  5. "Uptown, Downtown (Misery's All the Same)" (Harlan Howard, Ron Peterson) - 2:40
  6. "Bubba Shot the Jukebox" (Dennis Linde) - 3:05
  7. "Postpone the Pain" (Gary Scruggs, Wright) - 3:00
  8. "Talking to Hank" (Harden) - 2:47
  9. "I'm Not Getting Any Better at Goodbyes" (Steve Earle) - 3:50
  10. "Who Will the Next Fool Be?" (Charlie Rich) - 3:32

Personnel

Background vocals

Strings by the Nashville String Machine, conducted by Carl Gorodetzky and arranged by Bergen White.

Chart performance

Chart (1992)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums9
U.S. Billboard 20068
Canadian RPM Country Albums5

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