|Longnecks & Short Stories|
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|Released||March 21, 1992|
|Recorded||1991, Javelina Studios: Nashville, TN|
|Mark Chesnutt chronology|
|Singles from Longnecks & Short Stories|
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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).
"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.
Strings by the Nashville String Machine, conducted by Carl Gorodetzky and arranged by Bergen White.
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||9|
|U.S. Billboard 200||68|
|Canadian RPM Country Albums||5|
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".
Something Special is the thirty-third solo studio album by Dolly Parton. It was released on August 22, 1995, by Columbia Records. In addition to the seven new Parton compositions, she updated three classics from her repertoire: "Jolene", "The Seeker", and "I Will Always Love You", the latter of which was performed as a duet with Vince Gill. The Gill duet, Parton's third recording of the song, reached #15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming Parton's highest charting single in four years. Additionally, it was named "Vocal Event of the Year" by the Country Music Association.
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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-ten hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which eight reached number one: "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.
Last of the Breed is a two-disc album by American country music artists Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price, released in 2007. It debuted at number 64 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 13,000 copies in its first week. The album has 100,000 copies in the U.S. as of May 2015. The album was ranked number 33 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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Shawn Camp is the self-titled debut album of American country music singer Shawn Camp. It was released in 1993 via Reprise Records.
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