One of country music’s finest stylists Mark Chesnutt is set to introduce his latest single entitled “When The Lights Go Out (Tracie’s Song)” written and recorded as a loving autobiographic dedication to his devoted wife, Tracie, and validating once again Chesnutt’s foothold as a mainstay in the country music format.
“I guess this song has been in the works for the last twenty some-odd years,” Chesnutt introduced. “I’m blessed to have a woman who understands me and this crazy music business. When we sat down to write, this song was already written; it wrote itself thanks to Tracie.”
The first single from Mark’s own independent label, Nada Dinero Records, the vocals were recorded in casual comfort at the home of producer Jimmy Ritchey (who produced Chesnutt’s last three albums Savin' the Honky Tonk, Heard it in a Love Song and Rollin' with the Flow). This Chesnutt original has been in the making since Mr. and Mrs. Mark Chesnutt married in 1992. In the chapters immediately following, Chesnutt was recognized with the CMA Horizon Award in 1993 and named Billboard’s Top 10 Most Played Artist of the 90s. Tracie appeared on horseback in Chesnutt’s music video “Almost Goodbye.” Mark and Tracie have three sons (Waylon, Casey and Cameron).
“This song is an excerpt of my life story; it’s personal. So, it’s fitting that we’re releasing it in celebration of Tracie’s birthday on May 15. Happy Birthday, Tracie!” Chesnutt shared.
Carrying the torch in the footsteps of George Jones and Waylon Jennings, Chesnutt plays nearly 100 dates a year. He has four platinum albums, five gold albums, 14 No. 1 singles and 23 Top 10 singles to his name; his trademarked voice has shaped the music of today’s country music newcomers and the new country music generation.