NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 29, 2016) – Multi-platinum selling country artist Mark Chesnutt continues to show pride in his home state, as he has been named the official spokesperson of the recently established Texas Country Music Association (TCMA). The announcement comes after a jam-packed summer of promoting his new album, Tradition Lives, with dozens of live shows throughout Texas as well as across the U.S.
“We are excited to have Mark Chesnutt as the official spokesperson for the Texas Country Music Association. I know his involvement will be a huge encouragement to both artists and fans,” said Linda Wilson, founder of the TCMA. “He is humble and cares about the music, our state and helping others.”
The TCMA is an organization dedicated to the promotion and support of both established and new artists, songwriters and musicians from Texas, as well as those who perform in the state. Chesnutt doubles as spokesperson for Texas Country Cares, the TCMA’s charity, which will show the support of the music community in times of need throughout the state.
A native of Beaumont, Texas, Mark Chesnutt established himself as one of the great country artists from the state beginning in 1990 with his smash hit “Too Cold At Home.” Since then, he has racked up four platinum albums, 14 No. 1 hits and 23 top 10s including “A Little Too Late,” “Gonna Get A Life,” “I’ll Think Of Something,” “Goin’ Through The Big D,” “It Sure Is Monday,” “Brother Jukebox” and “I Just Wanted You To Know.”
The Texas Country Music Association, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization with 501c3 status and donations are tax deductible. To join, donate or for more information visit www.texascountrymusic.org.
For more information on Mark Chesnutt, please visit www.markchesnutt.com.
2016 Tradition Lives Tour Dates
Oct. 07 Heart of Texas Rodeo - Waco, Texas
Oct. 08 Crockett Civic Center – Crockett, Texas
Oct. 14 Austin City Fairgrounds – Bellville, Texas
Oct. 15 Coulter Airfield – Bryan, Texas
Oct. 22 DeJoria Center – Kamas, Utah
Oct. 29 Petal City Park – Petal, Miss.
Nov. 05 Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center - Cedar Falls, Iowa
Nov. 10 On Air Studio – Cleveland, Ohio
Nov. 12 Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts - Fairfield, Iowa
Nov. 19 Chuters - Pasadena, Texas
Nov. 25 Grizzly Rose - Denver, Colo.
Dec. 02 The Mule Barn – Justin, Texas
Dec. 08 Conways - New Braunfels, Texas
Dec. 09 DOSEY DOES - The Woodlands, Texas
Dec. 10 DOSEY DOES - The Woodlands, Texas
About Mark Chesnutt:
A native of Beaumont, Texas, traditional-minded classic country singer Mark Chesnutt began his run up the charts in 1990 with “Too Cold At Home,” and followed that initial hit up with blockbuster 90s favorites such as “Brother Jukebox,” “Let It Rain,” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” Along the way, he has earned one Gold album and four Platinum albums. He has been nominated for several industry awards, and has a CMA trophy to his credit – the 1993 Vocal Event of the Year prize for “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” a hit for The Possum, George Jones. Chesnutt continues to be a touring favorite, with close to 175 dates on his calendar – which is booked well into the beginning of 2017. For more information on Mark Chesnutt, please visit markchesnutt.com.