'Beaumont Boy' Chesnutt still doin' good

Mark Chesnutt at Golden Nugget (Photo by Chad Cooper)

Country music star and Beaumont native Mark Chesnutt brought a breath of fresh air to the current state of the clogged up Country music scene on April 14 when he played a plethora of his hits to a packed Grand Event Center located inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles.

"Country music nowadays, you can't tell from one person to the next, it all sounds the same," Chesnutt told the audience. "I'm here to play some real Country music. So if you don't want to hear real Country music, you might want to leave." Not a single person moved.

Chesnutt was a hit-making machine for more than a decade starting in 1990 when he released his first song, "Too Cold at Home." His next 12 tunes hit the Billboard Country Top 10 with five more hitting the top of the chart including "Brother Jukebox," "I'll Think of Something," "It Sure is Monday" and "I'll Think of Something."

Now 53, Chesnutt honed his skills in the Beaumont night club circuit performing regularly at places such as Cutters and Hunter's. "For those who don't know, I still live in Beaumont," he said. "I never moved off to Nashville. I'm just a country boy who loves it here. Just yesterday, I went fishing on the Sabine River and caught me some big ol' redfish."

I've seen Mark perform many times and it never gets old and it makes for a better concert experience inside a quality venue such as the Golden Nugget.


Goin' Through the Big D

Blame It on Texas

I Just Wanted You to Know

Rollin' With the Flow

Old Flames Have New Names

Brother Jukebox

What a Way to Live

Old Country

Thank God for Believers

I've Got a Quarter in My Pocket

Your Love is a Miracle

Almost Goodbye

Talking to Hank

Rainy Day Woman

Oughta Miss Me By Now

Too Cold at Home

I'll Think of Something

It's a Little Too Late

Gonna Get a Life

It Sure Is Monday

Bubba Shot the Jukebox

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

For upcoming concerts at the Golden Nugget, view HERE.


Chad Cooper is the editor of the Southeast Texas Entertainment Guide. Email: cooper [at] theexaminer [dot] com