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Mark Chesnutt Net Worth $5 Million

What Is Mark Chesnutt’s Net Worth?

Mark Chesnutt is an American country music singer who has a net worth of $5 million. Between 1990 and 2002, Chesnutt had his greatest chart success recording for Universal Music Group Nashville, with a total of 8 albums. Critics have hailed Mark as a classic Country singer of the first order, and some of Country music’s most elite entertainers, from George Jones to George Strait, echo the sentiment.

He was born on September 6, 1963, in Beaumont, Texas. Mark is the 2nd son of Norma Jean Nicholas and Bobby Thomas Chesnutt.

Mark grew up listening to his father’s extensive country record collection.

Note – his father had been a locally popular singer who never hit it big, hence, he worked as a used-car salesman.

He dropped out of school after his sophomore year of high school to start playing with his father in clubs around Southeast Texas.

After a while, Chesnutt started getting paid for his time and was encouraged to make a commitment to becoming a singer.

Mark recorded his first song in Nashville at age 17 and made a name for himself by playing in a very traditional country style.

In 1989, Chesnutt was signed to MCA Nashville. His debut album, ”Too Cold at Home,” was released in 1990, and the title track became his first hit, climbing into the country Top Five.

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His 2nd album, ”Longnecks and Short Stories,” was released in 1992. Chesnutt also recorded a duet, ”Talking To Hank,” with George Jones, that appeared on his 2nd album.

In 1994, Mark added a further number 1 with ”I Just Wanted You To Know” and a Top 10 hit with ”She Dreams.”

In 1997, he released ”Thank God for Believers,” his 2nd Decca studio album. This amazing album produced a number 2 in its title track late that year.

In late 1998, he surprised many fans when he recorded a cover of Aerosmith’s recent hit, ”I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”

The song went to No. 1, but a fed-up Mark left the label when it turned out they wanted him to record another pop cover.

He said:

“Which is the last damn thing I wanted to do. I did it because I knew if I didn’t do it, they were gonna push me back on the back burner and I was gonna lose my shot.”

In 2002, he signed with Columbia Records for the release of his self-titled studio album.

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In 2005, he received the French Country Music Awards Best Album of the Year Award.

In June 2007, Chesnutt signed with Lofton Creek Records. The 1st single for his new label, “Rollin’ With The Flow,” is a cover of Charlie Rich’s 1977 number 1 country hit.

In 2010, Mark released his 13th album, ”Outlaw.”

In 2015, he self-released his first Christmas EP and his new compilation album “Greatest Hits II.”


In 1992, Mark Chesnutt married Tracie Chesnutt.

Mark Chesnutt and wife Tracie

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The couple has three boys, Casey, Waylon, and Cameron.

The family lives in East Texas.


His studio albums are:

  • Tradition Lives (2016);
  • Outlaw (2010);
  • Rollin’ with the Flow (2008);
  • Heard It in a Love Song (2006);
  • Savin’ the Honky Tonk (2004);
  • Mark Chesnutt (2002);
  • Lost in the Feeling (2000);
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (1999);
  • Thank God for Believers (1997);
  • Wings (1995);
  • What a Way to Live (1994);
  • Almost Goodbye (1993);
  • Longnecks & Short Stories (1992);
  • Too Cold at Home (1990);
  • Doing My Country Thing (1988).

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Mark has four platinum albums, 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, and five gold records to his credit.

As a child, Chesnutt memorized entire albums of music by his favorite singers. However, once he set out to make it in the music business, Mark worked even harder at expanding his repertoire. He admitted:

“A lot of people can name a singer and an old song, and I probably know it.”

Chesnutt calls the internet “the best thing that ever happened to the music business,” because artists with an established fan base are now in the position to record whatever material they want.

He is a Virgo. Virgo is an Earth sign, that fits perfectly between Capricorn and Taurus. Virgo is very good at masking his emotions. He has a very clear picture in his mind as to how things should be.

Moreover, the Virgo tends to be overcritical and lose the plot in the process. He will not exhibit their real emotions to the world. 

He was among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

In 2019, he returned, by popular demand, as the featured entertainer at The 18th Annual Texas Barn Dance fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Brown County.

Other popular musicians are Bart Millard, Margo Rey, and Jelly Roll.

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Net Worth

So, how much is Mark Chesnutt worth? Chesnutt earned most of his wealth from selling copies of his albums, including – Tradition Lives, Almost Goodbye, Outlaw, Doing My Country Thing, Heard It in a Love Song, Too Cold at Home, Rollin’ with the Flow, Longnecks & Short Stories, Savin’ the Honky Tonk, and What a Way to Live. Therefore, American country music singer Mark Chesnutt has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

On YouTube, Chesnutt has over 112 million views — an estimated $360k in revenue.

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Thursday 21st of January 2021

1/21/2021 I was just enjoying your music this morning. I love your music and your style. I did notice something this morning. A lot of time to picture of your artist what they look like back in the day. I was born back in 1960 so I have no one to talk. Ain’t hell to get old. I guess the other option doesn’t work I’d rather still be here. I do love your music. Keep it coming. As long as your body can take it I only say that because I have a bad back and I couldn’t do what you do. Standing up there on the stage. I really hope to see you and the nearby concert. There aren’t too many artists like you. Your songs and your style.

Hazel Ralph

Monday 2nd of November 2020

I love Mark it’s so nice to hear is songs on UTube! He has a lovely wife and nice that he has three sons! My name is Hazel Ralph from Alberta Canada!

Nancy Hurley

Sunday 12th of September 2021

He came to the Rambling Rose in Llano Texas and he was wonderful. I'll always remember him.