Mark Chesnutt signs with Lofton Creek
Sunday, July 1, 2007
– Texas honky tonker Mark Chesnutt signed a deal with Lofton Creek Records, it was announced this week.
Chesnutt's first CD for the label will be "Rollin With The Flow". His album is to be released later this fall.
Chesnutt spent most of his career on MCA.
Chesnutt has enjoyed 4 platinum albums, 5 gold albums, 14 number 1 hits and 23 top 10 songs. His hits include "Brother Jukebox," "Blame It On Texas," "Old Flames Have New Names," "Old Country," "It Sure Is Monday," "Almost Goodbye," "I Just Wanted You To Know," "Going Through The Big D," "It's A Little Too Late," "Gonna Get A Life" and "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing."
Lofton Creek also is the home of Doug Stone and Heartland, which had a number one song last year with "I Loved Her First."
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