In 1990 Texas bred Mark Chesnutt was signed to the MCA record label and although at the time his was affectionately known as ‘the human jukebox’ (due to the fact that his repertoire before his signing was mainly song covers, and he new the words to more than a thousands country songs) he proved his worth by achieving fourteen number ones and twenty three top singles whilst he was with the label.
In 2001 he moved from the MCA label to Columbia Records,so some ten years on MCA have just released ‘Mark Chesnutt The Ultimate Collection’ containing the complete singles from 1990 to 2000.
For a singer who has been recognised as a pure country traditionalist many were surprised when he recorded Aerosmith’s pop hit ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’ which gave him the opportunity of crossing the boundaries to a wider audience and also gave him a number one hit in 1999.
The album is a gem from The opening track of ‘Brother Jukebox’ on Disc One through to the closing bars of ‘Lost In The Feeling’ on Disc Two.
It contains eight number ones and many of his other chart entries, in total the double CD contains thirty tracks.
Musically it is excellent with Chesnutt’s vocal attributes shining through on every song and interesting to note that also included is his version of the Don Gibson song ‘Woman Sensuous Woman’.
In total it’s a treat for traditional country fans and worthy of a place in any good music lovers collection.
Mark Chesnutt – The Ultimate Collection (Complete MCA Singles 1990-2000) Humphead Records HUMP115