Too Cold at Home

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Too Cold at Home
Chesnutt cold.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 1990
RecordedMarch 1990
StudioEleven-Eleven Sound, Javalina Studios, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length30:57
Label MCA
Producer Mark Wright
Mark Chesnutt chronology
Doing My Country Thing
(1988)
Too Cold at Home
(1990)
Longnecks & Short Stories
(1992)
Singles from Too Cold at Home
  1. "Too Cold at Home"
    Released: July 16, 1990
  2. "Brother Jukebox"
    Released: November 26, 1990
  3. "Blame It on Texas"
    Released: March 19, 1991
  4. "Your Love Is a Miracle"
    Released: July 1, 1991
  5. "Broken Promise Land"
    Released: October 1991
Professional ratings
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Entertainment Weekly (B) [2]

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.

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 2002, 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.

MCA Records US record label, imprint of MCA Records, Inc.

MCA Records was an American record label owned by MCA Inc., which later gave way to the larger MCA Music Entertainment Group, which the label was part of until its dissolution in 2003. The label's country division MCA Nashville is a still active imprint of Universal Music Group Nashville.

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Also featured on this album is the song "Friends in Low Places", which was recorded by Garth Brooks on his 1990 album No Fences . Brooks's rendition of the song, released as a single in late 1990, spent four weeks at Number One that year, and has since become a country classic.

Friends in Low Places 1990 song performed by Garth Brooks

"Friends in Low Places" is a song performed by American country artist Garth Brooks. It was released on August 6, 1990 as the lead single from his album No Fences. The song spent four weeks at number one on the Hot Country Songs, and won both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association awards for 1990 Single of the Year.

Garth Brooks American country music singer

Troyal Garth Brooks is an American singer and songwriter. His integration of rock and roll elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United States. Brooks has had great success on the country single and album charts, with multi-platinum recordings and record-breaking live performances, while also crossing over into the mainstream pop arena.

<i>No Fences</i> 1990 studio album by Garth Brooks

No Fences is the second studio album by the American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released on August 27, 1990, and reached #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. The album also reached #3 on the Billboard 200. On the latter chart it stayed in the top 40 for 126 weeks. No Fences remains Brooks' best-selling studio album to date with 17 million copies shipped in the US, and is the album that made him an international star. It was his first album issued in Europe.

Track listing

  1. "Too Cold at Home" (Bobby Harden) - 3:42
  2. "Brother Jukebox" (Paul Craft) - 3:05
  3. "Blame It on Texas" (Ronnie Rogers, Mark Wright) - 2:51
  4. "Your Love Is a Miracle" (Bill Kenner,Wright) - 2:49
  5. "Broken Promise Land" (Bill Rice, Sharon Rice) - 3:06
  6. "Too Good a Memory" (Lewis Anderson, Wright) - 2:41
  7. "Friends in Low Places" (Earl Bud Lee, Dewayne Blackwell) - 3:28
  8. "Lucky Man" (Rogers, Wright) - 3:24
  9. "Hey You There in the Mirror" (Jim Rushing, Herb McCullough) - 2:51
  10. "Danger at My Door" (Mark Wright) - 3:15

Personnel

Richard Bennett (guitarist) American musician and record producer

Richard Bennett is an American guitarist and record producer. As a touring sideman, he performed with Neil Diamond for seventeen years and Mark Knopfler since 1994. As a session musician, he has worked with Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Rodney Crowell, and Vince Gill. He has produced albums for Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, and Kim Richey.

David Paul Briggs is an American keyboardist, record producer, arranger, composer and studio owner. Briggs is one of an elite core of Nashville studio musicians known as "the Nashville Cats" and has been featured in a major exhibition by the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015. He played his first recording session at the age of 14 and has gone on to add keyboards to a plethora of pop, rock, and country artists, as well as recording hundreds of corporate commercials.

Jerry Carrigan is an American drummer and record producer. He first achieved widespread recognition by being part of the first wave of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and later as a session musician in Nashville, Tennessee for over three decades. He has played with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Tony Joe White, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton and many others.

Chart performance

Chart (1990)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums12
U.S. Billboard 200132
Canadian RPM Country Albums23

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