Country traditionalist Mark Chesnutt cites several of country’s most loved legends as influences on his successful career, and Merle Haggard is at the top of that list. To pay tribute to Haggard’s life and music, Chesnutt has released an emotionally charged tribute video, available exclusively on Rolling Stone Country.
The video features Chesnutt’s rendition of Haggard’s “There Won’t Be Another Now,” from the 1978 album I’m Always On A Mountain When I Fall. Featured as a bonus track on Chesnutt’s brand new project, Tradition Lives, “There Won’t Be Another Now” also doubles as a nod to songwriter Red Lane, who passed away in 2015.
Produced by Jimmy Ritchey and released by ROW Entertainment, Tradition Lives is Chesnutt’s first album of all-new material since 2008. The aptly-titled project further establishes Chesnutt as a torch-carrier for traditional country music, as he strives to stay true to country’s roots in a time of great change the genre.
Fans who are interested in hearing the platinum-selling country sensation perform his biggest hits and new material can catch Chesnutt live on the Tradition Lives Tour, which has recently been extended into 2017.
October 22 DeJoria Center – Kamas, Utah
October 29 Petal City Park – Petal, Miss.
November 5 Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center – Cedar Falls, Iowa
November 10 On Air Studio – Cleveland, Ohio
November 12 Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts – Fairfield, Iowa
November 19 Chuters – Pasadena, Texas
November 25 Grizzly Rose – Denver, Colo.
December 2 The Mule Barn – Justin, Texas
December 8 Conways – New Braunfels, Texas
December 9 Dosey Doe Big Barn – The Woodlands, Texas
December 10 Dosey Doe Big Barn – The Woodlands, Texas
January 13 Celebrity Theatre – Phoenix, Ariz.
January 19 Thirsty Horse Saloon – San Antonio, Texas
March 3 5D Grill & Lounge – Monahans, Texas
March 4 5D Steakhouse & Lounge – Yorktown, Texas
May 6 Merced Theatre – Merced, Calif.
May 28 Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, Fla.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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