1- Can you introduce yourself in a few
Chesnutt: Country Singer
"Savin' the honky tonk" is your new album. Why
did you choose honky tonk style, or not country rock, western
Tonks is where I cut my teeth, its the Honky Tonks in
Texas where I learned to sing and play, so it was just natural
that that is the style of music I love to sing.
Many of these songs were written by songwriters like Kevin
Folwer. Don't you like to write for yourself ?
dont consider myself a songwriter, Ive tried, Ive
written a few with friends but thats an art form Im
gonna leave to guys like Jimmy Ritchey and Kevin Fowler.
You played with Joe Diffie and Tracy Lawrence for a trio.
How was this experience ?
tour rockin Roadhouse was a blast, every night
was a little different, you never really knew what to expect
and when youre out on stage with two good friends, what
could be better.
Can you imagine that people could listen your music in France?
(You won best album of the year to the 3rd French Country
Music Awards 2005) what's your feeling about that ?
been to Europe 2 times to do shows, the fans are great, Its
nice to know they like Real country music. I cant
wait to play in France, especially after winning Best Album,
its going to be an honor to step out on stage knowing
that these people love my music as much as I do.
What are your influences ?
main influence was my Dad Bob Chesnutt, he taught me everything
I know. As far as other singing influences, George Jones, Merle
Haggard, Waylon, Hank Sr and Jr. And I love Elvis.
What do you think about country music evolution ?
Music has always changed for the times, if you listen to the
recordings from the 50s to 60s to 70s, to
now, the message is still there, basic down to earth songs about
real people, it the music thats been updated. Some of
it I like, but still prefer the traditional sound.
Are you working on a new album. If yes, can you give us some
hope to go into the studio before the end of this year and have
a new single out first of next year with an alum in the summer.
As for details, expect great country music.
Some words for the FACM which promote country music in France,
and especially to your french fans ?
you for supporting US artists, youre proving that country
music is for everyone, and youre doing a fantastic job.