Mark Chestnut is one of Country’s true musical treasures. Critics have hailed him as a classic Country singer of the first order and some of Country music’s most elite entertainers, from George Jones to George Strait, echo the sentiment. He has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records to his credit; he maintains a front-and-center presence with a hefty tour schedule year after year. Country music critics and fans alike need look no further when it comes to Country music basics. If you ask Chestnut, he’ll tell you. “It’s the music and the fans that have kept me around this long.” With a trademarked voice, Chestnut has set the bar for his generation and those that follow in his footsteps shaping the music of today’s country music newcomers and the new country music format.