Mark Chesnutt - Heard It
In A Love Song
Album Review By: Cheryl Harvey Hill, Sr. Staff Journalist
past week has been really hectic and my body and mind were
worn down from just the weight of every day things. I was
feeling like I needed a "get away," maybe to the
mountains or a spa, but it turns out that calm and serenity
were within easy reach as I sat at my office desk; right in my
had Heard It In A Love Song sitting on my desk for a
few days. It was on my review schedule but I really didn't
think Mark Chesnutt was going to help me in my desire to
escape. Well, I owe Mr. Chesnutt an apology, it turns out that
he is just what the doctor ordered. The eight songs he covers
on this album are a quality tribute to the originals and yet
each song is freshly delivered with just enough panache and
originality that it reflects his own unique stamp.
album kicks off with an up-tempo, easy gliding, boot scootin',
cover of a song made famous in the late seventies by the
Marshall Tucker Band, "Heard It In A Love Song."
This classic sets the pace for the rest of the album and is
the perfect intro for a leisurely stroll, waltz, and two-step
down a most endearing memory lane. Even Waylon would surely be
pleased with Chesnutt's rendition of "Dreaming My Dreams
With You," and it takes a lot of courage to cover a song
that is so well known, by an artist that is so beloved.
Chesnutt's confidence in his own ability is reflected in the
selection of the songs he so fearlessly covers on this album
and rightfully so.
entire album is guaranteed to generate plenty of smiles and
dislodge some old memories that may have been filed away for
so long that you almost forgot that summer when George Jones'
lyrics of "A Day In The Life Of A Fool"
appropriately described your life. Oh, okay, so maybe not your
life, but definitely mine. Oh yes, and as a perfect compliment
to the Jones classic, Chesnutt also delivers a most enjoyable
cover of Tammy Wynette's " Apartment
may recall that Chesnutt set out in 2004 to save the honky
tonks and it appears that he is still on a mission to satisfy
the country purists. If this album is any indication, he is
definitely on a dedicated path to success. The entire album,
from start to finish, is a fitting tribute to tradition.
Click on the CD cover to order yours!
1. Heard It In A Love Song
2. Dreaming In My Dreams
3. That Good That Bad
4. A Hard Secret To Keep
5. A Day In The Life Of A Fool
6. You Can't Find Many Kissers
7. Apartment #9
8. A Shoulder To Cry On
9. Goodbye Comes Hard For Me
10. Lost Highway
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Thank you for featuring Mark
Chesnutt's new CD Heard it in a love song. I will always love his
Honky Tonk country style!
This an absolutely awesome album. Mark nailed EVERY song!
~ Cathy in Minnesota